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09 Nov 2020 | 09:53 PM
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How many ducks and golden ducks does Rohit Sharma have in IPL cricket?
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How many ducks and golden ducks does Rohit Sharma have in IPL cricket? And what has been the results when he makes a duck? – Akshay Vartak on Twitter 

Rohit Sharma's recent duck was his 13th of his IPL career. It was his 11th duck for Mumbai Indians, while he also has two ducks when he was with Deccan Chargers. Incidentally, he is now the joint-record holder for most ducks in IPL cricket. The table below has the details:

Note: Incidentally, both Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane reached their respective 13th duck in the same match in Dubai on 5 November 2020.

Note: On five occasions his side has won the match, while on eight occasions the side lost.    

KL Rahul reached his 500th IPL run for the season in just nine innings. Is he the quickest to do so? – Vijaysinh Rathod on Twitter 

KL Rahul’s reached his 500th run for this season on 18 October 2020, during his knock of 77 against Mumbai Indians at Dubai. He was then playing in his ninth innings of the season. His effort equalled two other batsmen Chris Gayle in 2011 and David Warner in 2019. However, the record holder is Virat Kohli who reached the landmark in just eight innings during his 900-plus season of 2016. Check out the table given below for details:

How often has MS Dhoni been dismissed by the same bowler more than once in the same season. Is Varun Chakravarthy the first to do so? – Ajay Kamat on Twitter 

Varun Chakravarthy this season for the KKR became the sixth bowler to dismiss MS Dhoni twice in the same IPL season. The table below lists all such bowlers.

+ while playing for Rising Pune Supergiant.

Both Delhi openers Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan were dismissed for a duck. Is this rare? – Sujan Ghosh on Twitter 

Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan in their match against Mumbai in Dubai became the eighth opening pair in IPL cricket to be dismissed for a duck. The full list is given below:

Notes:

- This occurred on four occasions in 2009 (in South Africa).

- Gautam Gambhir is the only one in the above list to do so twice – once each for Delhi and Kolkata, while Delhi is the only team where their openers did it twice.

Recently read a report that mentioned Pakistan’s Babar Azam’s recent ODI century, his 12th, came quicker than Virat Kohli. Is this true? – Sudhir Kumar on Facebook 

The century you are referring to is the 125 that Babar Azam made against Zimbabwe at Rawalpindi on 3 November 2020 in the final match of the ODI series. It was the 12th century of his ODI career and it came in his 75th innings of his career. By doing so, he is now the second quickest to reach the landmark of 12 ODI centuries after South African Quinton de Kock who reached 12th century in February 2017 just one innings less than Babar. Hashim Amla did it in 81 innings, while Kohli needed 83 innings. Therefore, now Babar is the quickest to reach 12 ODI centuries by an Asian batsman. The table below has the details:

Which side has used the most number of players in IPL 2020? – K Suresh on Facebook

In all 151 players were used in IPL 2020 before the final game. Sunrisers Hyderabad used maximum players (21), while Mumbai Indians (15) used the fewest. The team wise summary of the players used are as follows: 

All records mentioned above are correct and updated as on 8 November 2020.

If you have any cricket-related questions, then ask them using the #AskMohan and #StatsBurst hashtags on our social media channels. Reputed statistician, Mohandas Menon will be answering the selected questions.

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