Rohit Sharma bedazzled his international career with another feather in his cap as he became the first cricketer to score 1000 runs against a single opponent.
He returned to the fold after missing out the first match against Chennai Super Kings as Mumbai Indians had a batting collapse against the Yellow Army.
Rohit Sharma dictated the KKR bowlers in style
He was off to a fiery start against the Knights as he took on the spinners early in the game.
He has been playing against Kolkata ever since 2009 as he was a part of the now-defunct Deccan Chargers from where he shuffled his allegiance to Mumbai Indians.
His knock against Kolkata helped him to cross the threshold of 1000 runs ane he became the first batsman to rack up this record.
The second man on the list is Suresh Raina who chose to hurt the same opponent with 955 runs. Raina was a part of Gujrat Lions and Chennai Super Kings.
The third and the fourth names on the list were David Warner and Virat Kohli whose maximum exploits came against Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals.
However, Sharma stands out in the list by a proverbial mile with almost a lead of 50 plus runs.
Sharma scored 33 runs against KKR before Sunil Narine managed to get the better of him with a lofted delivery. Trying to sweep him, he ended up shooting it miles in the sky that landed in the arms of Shubman Gill in the long-on boundary.
He also became the first batsman to hit 100 fours against KKR, the highest against a franchise.
Here is what Twitter had to say about Hitman
Twitter couldn’t contain their excitement as their favourite batsman dished out another impeccable showdown on the field, underlining his brilliance.
1000 Runs against KKR
Rohit Sharma becomes the first player to score 1000 Runs against Single opponent in IPL history.
— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) September 23, 2021
Players to score 1000 IPL runs against a single opposition:
1. Rohit Sharma v KKR
End of list 🤷♀️
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) September 23, 2021
— ᴍᴏʜɪᴛ𝟒𝟓 (@MohitRohitian) September 23, 2021
Rohit Sharma has scored 1k runs against a single team and here people question about his performance in IPL
— Asha (@ashaa_45) September 23, 2021
Rohit Sharma now became
– 1st player to Score 1000 runs against KKRAdvertisement
– 1st player to Hit 100 4s against KKR#MIvKKR
— S H E B A S (@Shebas_10) September 23, 2021
Rohit Sharma becomes the first player to score 1000 runs against a single opponent in IPL history – one of the finest ever – Hitman Sharma.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) September 23, 2021
Suddenly Varun Chakravorty doesn't look a mystery spinner. Oh wat! He is bowling to Rohit Sharma. @CricCrazyNIKS
— Pritam Kumar Sinha (@BihariBritish) September 23, 2021
— Darshit (@darshit977) September 23, 2021
— Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) September 23, 2021
Most runs against an opponent in IPL
1003 – Rohit vs KKR*
943 – Warner vs PBKS
915 – Warner vs KKR
909 – Kohli vs DC
895 – Kohli vs CSK#MIvKKR
— CricBeat (@Cric_beat) September 23, 2021