Rohit Sharma scored his first half-century in the Indian Premier League (IPL) since 2021 against Delhi Capitals at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on Tuesday.
Rohit brought up his fifty off 29 balls with a single off Kuldeep Yadav in the 12th over and didn’t celebrate after reaching the milestone.
The Mumbai Indians skipper last scored a fifty on April 23, 2021 against Punjab Kings at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. His 53-ball 62 guided Mumbai to a modest 131 for six in 20 overs in that match. Rohit endured a 24-innings long half-century drought in the IPL following that knock.
In the 2022 edition of the league, Rohit failed to register a single score of fifty or more as he had a forgettable outing, eking out just 268 runs in 14 matches at an average of 19.14. It was also the first time that Rohit had failed to notch up a half-century in an IPL season.
Rohit was dismissed for 65 off 45 balls as Mumbai Indians made life difficult for itself after losing three wickets for just four runs while chasing 173.