IPL 2024: Rohit Sharma Honored With Special Jersey By Sachin Tendulkar

The 36-year-old will also be playing his 245th match in the IPL. Over the years, Rohit has showcased remarkable consistency and leadership, establishing himself as a true legend in the Indian Premier League.

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IPL 2024: Rohit Sharma Honored with Special Jersey By Sachin Tendulkar.

India captain Rohit Sharma was honored with a special jersey by the legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar ahead of his 200th Indian Premier League (IPL) match for the Mumbai Indians.

The milestone was reached during the match between Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. This game also held sentimental value for Rohit as it marked his return to the ground where he won his first IPL title with the Deccan Chargers in 2009.

Rohit, who has been a key figure for the Mumbai Indians franchise since joining in 2011, will become the first player to feature in 200 IPL matches for the team.

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The 36-year-old will also be playing his 245th match in the IPL. Over the years, Rohit has showcased remarkable consistency and leadership, establishing himself as a true legend in the Indian Premier League.

Rohit Sharma has left an indelible mark on the Mumbai Indians franchise since donning the blue and gold jersey in 2011.

In his 199 IPL matches for the team, he has amassed an impressive tally of 5,084 runs at an average of 29.39 and a commendable strike rate of 129.86. His batting prowess is evident from his record of one century and 34 fifties in 195 innings for MI, with an unbeaten 109* being his highest score.

Assuming the captaincy reins from Ricky Ponting in 2013, Rohit spearheaded the Mumbai Indians to unprecedented success, guiding the team to five IPL titles in a span of 10 years (2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2020), along with two playoff appearances.

Mumbai Indians posted a video of the special ceremony ahead of their clash against Sunrisers Hyderabad.

In the video, Sachin Tendulkar can be seen gifting Rohit the special jersey after giving a short pep talk. The gesture symbolizes the respect and admiration Tendulkar has for Rohit’s achievements in the IPL.

Rohit Sharma’s journey in the IPL has been nothing short of extraordinary. From his humble beginnings with the Deccan Chargers to becoming a stalwart for the Mumbai Indians, he has consistently showcased his skill and determination.

His ability to lead from the front and deliver in crucial moments has earned him the respect and admiration of fans and fellow cricketers alike.

As Rohit Sharma steps onto the field for his 200th IPL match, he carries with him the weight of his past successes and the hopes of his team and fans. The Mumbai Indians franchise has undoubtedly been shaped by his presence, and his contributions to the game will be remembered for years to come.

The Mumbai Indians lineup for the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad includes Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan (wk), Tilak Varma, Hardik Pandya (c), Tim David, Naman Dhir, Gerald Coetzee, Jasprit Bumrah, Piyush Chawla, Shams Mulani, and Kwena Maphaka.

The Sunrisers Hyderabad lineup for the match includes Travis Head, Mayank Agarwal, Abhishek Sharma, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Abdul Samad, Shahbaz Ahmed, Pat Cummins (c), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mayank Markande, and Jaydev Unadkat.

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