IPL 2021: Rohit Sharma escapes major injury scare while bowling against Kolkata Knight Riders
The 14th edition of the Indian Premier League began recently and the cricket fraternity witnessed back-to-back thrillers. To be frank, the cash-rich Premier League has well and truly warmed up now. Earlier, Punjab Kings defeated Rajasthan Royals and won the high-scoring encounter by a slender margin of 4 runs.
On the other hand, Mumbai Indians crossed swords with Kolkata Knight Riders on Tuesday but it turned out to be a low-scoring nail-biter. Batting first, the five-time IPL champions were bowled out for 152 in 20 overs. Suryakumar Yadav was the best batsman for the defending champions.
The 30-year-old took the bowling attack to the cleaners with ease and went on to score a brilliant half-century. Surya ended up scoring 56 off 36 balls with the help of 7 fours and 2 sixes at a strike rate of 155.56. MI captain Rohit Sharma played a patient knock of 43 off 32 balls including 3 fours and a six.
On the other end of the spectrum, KKR all-rounder Andre Russell registered his best bowling figures in the Indian Premier League. The West Indies all-rounder accounted for 5 dismissals. The Caribbean bowled just 2 overs but managed to clean up half of the Mumbai Indians' batting line-up.
Rohit Sharma twists his ankle while bowling; survives a major injury scare
It's not often we see Mumbai Indians' captain Rohit Sharma bowling in the match. But let's not forget the fact when he plied his trade for Deccan Chargers (now defunct franchise), he clinched a hat-trick against Mumbai Indians. Having bowled in 31 games, he took 15 wickets to his name, registering his personal best figures of 4/6.
Rohit Sharma hogged the limelight once again when he decided to bowl against KKR. Unfortunately, he twisted his ankle while bowling against the two-time IPL champions. Luckily, the 33-year-old stalwart survived a major injury scare and managed to complete his whole over to Nitish Rana and Shakib Al Hasan.
With two left-handed players on the pitch, Rohit Sharma decided to bowl in the 14th over. While he was about to deliver the ball, he had an awkward landing and hence, his angle twisted a bit and had to take a timeout. Nonetheless, it was nothing really serious as he went on to complete the over.