Rohit Sharma has been in good from in IPL 2016 so far © IANS
Rohit Sharma has been in good from in IPL 2016 so far © IANS

Rohit Sharma scores 6,000 runs in  T20 cricket during his knock on unbeaten 85 not out for Mumbai Indians (MI) against Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) at Pune. Rohit is only the second Indian after Suresh Raina to score 6,000 runs or more. Rohit is also the seventh batsman overall to reach this feat. Rohit’s innings helped MI beat RPS by eight wicket and in the process helped his side reach second in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016 table. This was the final match in  Maharashtra as the Bombay High Court has ordered all matches after May 1 to be played out of Maharashtra. MI will play all their remaining matches in Vishakapatnam. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Rising Pune Supergiants vs Mumbai Indians, IPL 2016, Match 29 at Pune

Rohit is also the only player after Raina to have centuries in Tests, One-Day Internationals (ODI) and T20 Internationals (T20I). MI are the defending champions and a win in this edition will make them the most successful side in the history of the IPL. MI had made a shaky start to this edition of the tournament, but have made a good comeback in the tournament.  FULL CRICKET UPDATES: Rising Pune Supergiants vs Mumbai Indians, IPL 2016, Match 29 at Pune

Overall, Rohit has scored 3 tons and 42 fifties in the T20 format. Rohit was also part of the Asia Cup T20 and the T20 World Cup 2016. He did not have a good outing in the T20 World Cup, but was one of India’s stars in the Asia Cup, which India won. Rohit has been in good form in the IPL 2016 and has more often than not guided his side off to a good start. He will be key if MI are to win their third IPL title.