The countdown for the second phase of IPL 2021 has started. The first match is between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians. There is turmoil in Dubai. Both are the strongest and most successful teams of IPL, so the battle is hefty. But, there will be another Maidan-e-Jung in this war, which will break out between Rohit Sharma and Suresh Raina.
There will be a significant achievement at stake, to achieve which these two players will collide in the collision of Chennai and Mumbai. Now you must be thinking that what is the achievement for which both will come face to face. So it is related to the runs scored by him.
Suresh Raina is currently at number three in the list of highest run-scorers in IPL 2021, and Rohit Sharma is at number four. There will be a competition between these two batsmen in today’s match to complete five and a half thousand runs first. Both are close to achieving this feat.
Rohit Sharma and Suresh Raina Maidan-e-Jung
Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma has scored 5480 runs in 207 matches at an average of 31.49. On the other hand, Chennai Super Kings batsman Suresh Raina has 5491 runs in 200 games at an average of 33.07. Where Raina is only nine runs away from completing five and a half thousand runs, Rohit Sharma needs 20 runs. Raina’s goal is closer. But the intention of both the batsmen to complete the first five and a half thousand runs depends on their team winning and losing the toss.
Who will become the third Indian to do so?
If any one of these two completes five and a half thousand runs today, he will be the third Indian batsman in IPL. Earlier, Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan have touched that point. Virat has 6076 runs in 199 IPL matches, while Shikhar Dhawan has scored 5577 runs in 184 IPL games.