Indian Premier League 2020, Kings XI Punjab vs Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma becomes third batsman for 5000 IPL runs

IPL 2020, KXIP vs MI: Rohit Sharma becomes third batsman to reach 5000 IPL runs

IPL 2020: Rohit Sharma is a five-time IPL winner, with four Mumbai Indians captains.© BCCI / IPL

Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma became the third batsman to score 5,000 runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Thursday. He achieved the feat with a brilliant cover drive against King XI Punjab at Sheikh Zayed Stadium. Rohit has now scored more than 5,000 IPL runs in 191 matches. The other two players who have scored over 5,000 runs in the IPL are Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli and Chennai Super Kings star batsman Suresh Raina.

Kohli has 5,430 runs under the belt in 180 matches while Raina has scored 5,368 runs in 193 matches. Rohit and Raina have scored only one century while Kohli has scored five centuries in the IPL.

Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner is fourth in the IPL scoring charts as he has 4,793 runs in 129 matches.

In the ongoing match, Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) won the toss and opted to field first. Mumbai Indians got off to a poor start with the loss of Quinton de Kock in the very first over.

Both teams have won only one of their three matches so far. However, KXIP is above the Mumbai Indians in the points table due to its better net run rate.

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