Rohit Sharma’s IPL records and stats against Punjab Kings

After his century in the previous game against Chennai Super Kings, the focus will be on Rohit Sharma to deliver the good once again.

By Ashwin Chandrasekar

Updated - 17 Apr 2024, 16:14 IST

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Mumbai Indians will play their seventh game of IPL 2024 on Thursday against Punjab Kings at Mullanpur. Hardik Pandya and his side began the season with three losses in three games. The five-time IPL winners then beat Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bengaluru at home before losing to Chennai Super Kings.

Rohit Sharma was the only batter to put up a fight against Chennai Super Kings on Sunday. The 36-year-old scored his second IPL century as he stayed not out 105 runs to showcase his amazing form with the bat.

Mumbai Indians now travel to Chandigarh in what is a huge game. the focus will be on the former MI skipper. The men in blue and gold will depend on their batting unit to fire them to a win and keep their playoff hopes alive. 

Rohit Sharma’s overall record against Punjab Kings

Matches Played 30
Total Runs scored  812
Batting Average 32.48
Batting Strike Rate 140.24
100/50 0/7
Best 79*

Memorable performance against Punjab Kings 

Rohit Sharma’s best performance against Punjab Kings came during the IPL 2013 season at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Batting first, Mumbai Indians had lost their top three batters before the total reached 100. The young MI skipper then came out and stayed unbeaten on 79 off 39 balls and hit 6 fours and 6 sixes to help his side the game by 4 runs.

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Key Battles for Rohit Sharma against Punjab Kings

Arshdeep Singh – One of the biggest weakness for Rohit Sharma early in his innings has been against left-arm pacers. The 36-year-old tends to struggle with the ball coming into him as Rohit Sharma tends to plant his foot across the line. Arshdeep Singh can bowl into the right-handed batters potentially making himself a threat for Rohit Sharma.

Kagiso Rabada – The South African pacer has been a constant thorn in the flesh of Rohit Sharma. No bowler has dismissed the Indian batting star as much as Kagiso Rabada has done. One of the most commonly used ploys by the 28-year-old pacer is to bowl short at Rohit’s body and catch while going for the hook or pull shot. Kagiso Rabada has also dismissed Rohit Sharma caught behind the wicket with his extravagant pace and bounce. 

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Rohit Sharma’s Record and Stats against Punjab Kings

With a strike-rate of 140.24, Rohit Sharma enjoys batting against Punjab Kings the most. This is the best strike rate for the former MI skipper against all the opponents he has played in the IPL.

Rohit Sharma’s 812 runs against Punjab Kings also puts him in a special category. The 36-year-old is in the top five list for batters with the most runs in IPL history against Punjab Kings.

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