Rohit remained unbeaten on 98 against KKR © IANS
Rohit remained unbeaten on 98 against KKR © IANS

Mumbai Indians (MI) were reeling at 37 for 3 in the sixth over in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015 encounter against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at Eden Gardens when Corey Anderson joined MI captain Rohit Sharma at the crease. The pair added 131 from 88 balls as MI finished on 168 for 3. Leading the attack was Rohit, who finished with 98 not out from 65 balls with 12 fours and four sixes. Full scorecard: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Mumbai Indians (MI), IPL 2015

Rohit played his love affair with Eden Gardens going with his innings. Earlier, he had smashed 177 on his Test debut at the same ground, as well as his famous 173-ball 264 — the highest score in One-Day International (ODI) history. He had also scored a hundred on his IPL debut at the same ground. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Mumbai Indians (MI) IPL 2015 match 1: Highlights

Rohit Sharma’s First-Class record at Eden Gardens

For

Against

Score

Balls

4s

6s

Ave

SR

Mumbai

Bengal

21

48

2

43.8

DNB

Mumbai

Bengal

200*

257

23

3

77.8

DNB

India

West Indies

177

301

23

1

58.8

Total

 

398

606

48

4

199.00

65.7

Rohit Sharma’s List A record at Eden Gardens

For

Against

Score

Balls

4s

6s

Ave

SR

India

Sri Lanka

264

173

33

9

152.6

Total

 

264

173

33

9

264.00

152.6

Rohit Sharma’s T20 record at Eden Gardens

For

Against

Score

Balls

4s

6s

Ave

SR

DC

KKR

0

3

0.0

DC

KKR

2

6

33.3

MI

KKR

10

9

1

111.1

MI

KKR

109*

60

12

5

181.7

MI

KKR

34

28

1

2

121.4

MI

RR

2

8

25.0

MI

CSK

2

5

40.0

MI

KKR

98*

65

12

4

150.8

 

 

257

184

25

12

42.83

139.7

Unlike those two wristy wizards — Mohammed Azharuddin and VVS Laxman — Rohit does not hail from Hyderabad, but his record at Eden Gardens is enviable nevertheless. Maybe it had to do with the fact that he had a stint with the Hyderabad-based Deccan Chargers!