IPL 2024: Rohit Sharma equals unwanted record after getting out on duck in MI vs RR

The 36-year-old is playing as a player this year

By Web Desk
April 01, 2024
Rohit Sharma walks back after getting out. - ESPNCricinfo

Former Mumbai Indians' captain Rohit Sharma fell for a golden duck on his return to the Wankhede Stadium during his side's match against Rajasthan Royals on Monday.

Mumbai Indians' first home game of IPL 2024 got off to the worst possible start as they suffered a collapse of epic proportions.

Rohit Sharma took strike to face his first ball after Ishan Kishan took a single off the fourth. Trent Boult, against whom Rohit has a poor record, proved too difficult for the former MI captain once again.

Playing for the one that straightens, Rohit didn’t cover the line of a length ball angling away from him from over the wicket and ended up nicking off to Sanju Samson behind the stumps, who took a good diving catch low to his right. It was the fifth time that Rohit was dismissed by Boult in T20s.

It was Rohit’s 17th duck in his IPL career, the joint most by any batsman in the history of the tournament along with Dinesh Karthik. As far as golden ducks go, it was Rohit’s fifth.

Following Rohit’s dismissal, Boult trapped No.3 batsman Naman Dhir plumb in front in a typical left-arm seamer’s dismissal against the right-hander. Dhir was impact substituted immediately as Dewald Brevis replaced him, who, in a bizarre sequence of events, suffered the same fate as the player he replaced, falling for a golden duck himself.

It was the first time ever that three of the top four batsmen registered golden ducks in an IPL innings as MI slipped to 20-4 by the end of the fourth over.

Most Ducks in IPL

Dinesh Karthik - 17

Rohit Sharma - 17

Piyush Chawla - 15

Mandeep Singh - 15

Glenn Maxwell - 15

Sunil Narine - 15