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Sachin Tendulkar Honors Rohit Sharma’s 200th IPL Game With Special Tribute
By CricShots - Mar 27, 2024 8:22 pm
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Rohit Sharma, the iconic Mumbai Indians batsman, received a heartwarming tribute from none other than cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar as he marked his 200th appearance for MI in the IPL. Tendulkar presented Sharma with a special MI jersey to commemorate the milestone, highlighting the significance of his enduring contribution to the franchise.

Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar gifts a special jersey to Rohit Sharma in his 200th IPL game

Expressing his admiration, Sachin Tendulkar reminisced about conversations with Mrs. Nita Ambani, emphasizing their collective vision to bring Rohit Sharma into the Mumbai Indians fold. This momentous occasion solidifies Sharma’s status as only the third player in IPL history to achieve 200 appearances for a single franchise, joining the ranks of Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni.

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Beyond the numerical milestones, Sharma’s impact on the Mumbai Indians franchise is profound. Over the span of 14 IPL editions, he has been a linchpin in the team’s success, featuring in all but a handful of matches since his arrival in 2011. With over 5000 runs to his name, Sharma stands as the all-time leading run-scorer for MI, a testament to his consistency and prowess on the field.

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Rohit Sharma’s legacy extends beyond mere statistics. He holds the distinction of being the only Indian batsman, besides Sachin Tendulkar himself, to notch a century for Mumbai Indians in the IPL. His monumental unbeaten 109 against KKR in 2012 remains etched in the annals of MI’s history as the second-highest individual score for the franchise.

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Furthermore, Sharma’s leadership qualities shine through his record-breaking captaincy tenure. He boasts an unparalleled record of featuring in 111 wins for Mumbai Indians, leading the team to victory on 87 occasions. Additionally, his penchant for delivering under pressure is evidenced by his staggering tally of 35 scores of 50 or more, the highest by any player for the franchise.

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In recognition of his stellar performances, Sharma has been awarded the Player of the Match title on 16 occasions, further solidifying his status as a true Mumbai Indians legend. As he celebrates this significant milestone, Rohit Sharma’s unwavering commitment and exceptional talent continue to inspire fans and teammates alike.