Both captain Rohit Sharma and spearhead Lasith Malinga featured in their respective 100th matches for Mumbai Indians in Indian Premier League (IPL). Both veterans achieved the feat playing in the match no. 10 of the 10th edition of IPL. Malinga has taken 145 wickets at an average of 17.8 and economy 6.69. In fact, Malinga has been playing for the same franchise since the induction of the tournament. Rohit, on the other hand, played for Deccan Chargers (DC) in the first three editions of IPL, being a part of the title-winning side of 2009. The MI captain has blasted 21 half-centuries and a hundred for the blue brigade. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD, Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad – Match 10
Rohit was placed at the helm in 2013 when he replaced Ricky Ponting midway through the tournament. He led MI to their maiden IPL title. In the same year, MI also lifted the Champions League T20. All the same, Rohit seemed to struggle in 2015, with MI emerging victorious only once in their first 6 games. However, they staged a stunning comeback and won their second title. Rohit was adjudged Man of the Match for his match-winning fifty in the final.
Malinga has missed the inaugural edition of IPL due to a knee injury. Had he participated, he would have become only the second overseas cricketer to have played for the same franchise since its inception. However, in 2011 he had won the Purple Cap. And in 2015, he picked up 24 wickets, losing the Purple Cap by two wickets. He is the leading wicket-taker in the history of IPL.
Others players who have played over 100 matches for MI are Harbhajan Singh, Kieron Pollard, and Ambati Rayudu.