Rohit Sharma owns the all-time record for the most number of IPL championship wins by one captain in the history of the Indian Premier League. The Mumbai Indians captain has accomplished that feat five times, with the seasons being the 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2020 ones. Sharma is the only captain in Indian Premier League history to have won the IPL in three different countries.
The 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019 wins came on Indian soil, and many fans would know that the previous edition of the IPL, won by the Mumbai Indians, was played in the United Arab Emirates. 11 years before that, South Africa hosted the IPL, and there, Rohit Sharma won the competition as a part of the Deccan Chargers team.
While Rohit Sharma has not bowled much for the Mumbai Indians in the IPL, he regularly bowled for the Deccan Chargers and even picked up a hat-trick for the team. Interestingly, that hat-trick came against the Mumbai Indians only. Rohit has dismissed some big names in the IPL, and in this article today, we will glance at those three superstar batsmen who once lost their wickets to Rohit in the IPL.
1. Kumar Sangakkara – 1st wicket of Rohit Sharma in IPL
Not many fans would know that the first batsman to be dismissed by Rohit Sharma in the Indian Premier League was none other than the former Sri Lankan cricket team captain Kumar Sangakkara. Kumar lost his wicket to Rohit in a match between Punjab Kings and Deccan Chargers in 2008. Kumar handed a catch to his compatriot Chamara Silva.
2. Suresh Raina
Rohit Sharma picked up only a solitary wicket in the inaugural edition of the IPL, but he was more successful in the tournament played in South Africa in 2009. He dismissed Chennai Super Kings batsman Suresh Raina caught and bowled in a match at Kingsmead.
3. Sourav Ganguly
The last name on this list is the current BCCI President Sourav Ganguly. The left-handed batsman lost his wicket to Rohit Sharma is a match between Deccan Chargers and Kolkata Knight Riders at Wanderers Stadium. Ganguly lost his wicket caught out as Ryan Harris took a catch off Rohit’s bowling.