13 Mar 2021: IPL 2021: Records Rohit Sharma can break
In 2020, Mumbai Indians scripted history by becoming the only franchise with five Indian Premier League titles.
The reigning champions successfully defended their title after beating Delhi Capitals in the final.
Skipper Rohit Sharma, who is the most successful IPL captain in terms of titles, would aim to carry the momentum this year too.
Here are the records he can break.
Career: A look at his IPL career (batting)
Rohit remains one of the greatest players in the Indian Premier League.
He has played the second-most IPL games (200) after MS Dhoni (204).
At present, the former is the fourth-highest run-scorer, having amassed 5,230 runs at an average of 31.31.
The incredible tally includes 1 hundred and 39 half-centuries.
He also owns fourth-most sixes (213) in the tournament.
Feats: Rohit could attain these feats
In terms of runs, Rohit is only behind Virat Kohli (5,878), Suresh Raina (5,368) and David Warner (5,254).
The Mumbai Indians skipper could easily attain the second spot on the tally if he gets going this season.
By scoring one more half-century, Rohit could become only the third batsman with 40 or more fifties.
Presently, he is tied with Kohli (39) on the list.
Fours, sixes: He could make notable gains in terms of boundaries
At the moment, Rohit has accumulated sixth-most fours (458) in the IPL.
In the upcoming edition, he could surpass fifth-placed Gautam Gambhir, who scored 491 IPL fours.
In terms of sixes, he (213) could leave behind third-ranked MS Dhoni, who presently has 216 sixes.
Notably, the top two on the list are Chris Gayle (349) and AB de Villiers (235).
Captaincy: Rohit can achieve second-most wins as captain
As stated, Rohit is the most successful captain in the IPL (five titles).
He has also won most IPL titles as a player (6).
He has led Mumbai Indians in 116 matches, having won 68 of them.
In the impending season, he will likely overtake Gambhir's wins tally of 71 as a captain.
Rohit will then be only behind Dhoni, who has 110 wins.