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Rohit Sharma Gets To 200 IPL Matches In Final Vs Delhi Capitals

Rohit Sharma (Credits: IPL/ Sportzpics)

Rohit Sharma became the only second player in IPL history to play 200 IPL matches. The final against Delhi Capitals marks Rohit’s 200 IPL game. MS Dhoni became the first cricketer in the tournament to get to that feat earlier in the tournament.

Meanwhile, Mumbai need 156 runs to win their fifth IPL title in the final in Dubai. Suresh Raina, Virat Kohli and Dinesh Karthik with 190-plus games are inching closer to 200 games themselves.

Rohit Sharma Gets to 200 IPL Games

Rohit has not had a good IPL season by his standards. In 11 matches, the right-handed batsman has only 264 runs at 24 with a strike rate of 126.32 alongside two half-centuries.

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Mumbai Indians made one change coming into the final replacing Rahul Chahar with Jayant Yadav. He took 1 for 25 in spell in the final, taking the key wicket of Shikhar Dhawan for 15.

“We have to bowl aggressively at the start and then see how it goes. It feels nice to be part of another final. It is going to be a cracker of a game. The past doesn’t matter, it is a fresh day, a fresh game and the pressure of this final will be different. But the guys have been in these pressure situations before, they understand the pressure of finals and yes, we have just got to treat this as another game. Hopefully, we can execute what we’ve discussed on the field” Rohit said at the toss.

On the other hand, DC skipper Shreyas Iyer won the toss and opted to bat. Delhi scored 156 batting first with fifties from himself and Rishabh Pant.

“We’ve seen it through the tournament and in a big final runs on the board helps The wicket also looks amazing to bat on. They have been champions through the years and even the way they’ve been playing this season. We have nothing to lose, we have to embrace it and have no regrets at the end of it. The team atmosphere is really motivated, we are in a good mood and have to enjoy the day” said Iyer at the toss.

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