Rohit Sharma equals Dinesh Karthik’s unwanted record for most ducks in IPL history in MI vs RR match

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New Delhi: Rohit Sharma flopped with the bat as Rajasthan Royals (RR) pacers Trent Boult and Nandre Burner ran through the Mumbai Indians (MI)’s top order in the clash between the two sides at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Monday, May 01. Boult breathed fire with the new ball as he picked up two wickets in two balls in the very first over, handing golden ducks to both Rohit and Naman Dhir.

Rohit, who has been in good form of late, failed to get off the mark against the Royals as his struggles against left-arm pace were left exposed once again. The Hitman poked a shortish delivery from Boult which was bowled outside off to edge one to Sanju Samson and depart without opening his account. It was Rohit’s 17th duck in his IPL career, the joint most by any batter in IPL history.

Rohit equalled the unwanted record held by Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) wicket-keeper batter Dinesh Karthik, who has also been dismissed on a duck 17 times in his IPL career so far. Rohit and Karthik are followed by the likes of Glenn Maxwell, Sunil Narine, Piyush Chawla and Mandeep Singh, who have all been dismissed on ducks 15 times in the IPL.

Most ducks by batters in IPL history:

17 – Rohit Sharma*
17 – Dinesh Karthik
15 – Glenn Maxwell
15 – Piyush Chawla
15 – Mandeep Singh
15 – Sunil Narine

Rohit started the season with a brilliant 43-run knock in Mumbai Indians’ opener against the Gujarat Titans where he provided the five-time champions with a great start. He followed it up with a quickfire 26 against Sunrisers Hyderabad in their last game but failed to carry on his purple patch against the Royals on Monday.

Rajasthan Royals restrict Mumbai Indians to 125/9

Rajasthan Royals produced a brilliant bowling effort to restrict Mumbai Indians to a low-key total of 125 runs at the Wankhede Stadium. Boult and Burger combined to run riot at the top with 4 wickets in the Powerplay before Yuzvendra Chahal picked up a three-wicket haul to decimate MI’s middle order. While Chahal finished with figures of 3/11 off his 4 overs, Boult finished with 3/22 off his 4 overs.

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