Rohit Sharma Surpasses Shahid Afridi To Become The Second Highest Six Hitter In World Cricket. Rohit Sharma, one of the most destructive limited-overs batsmen India has ever produced, achieved 2 new milestones in the ongoing 5 matches T20 series against the West Indies.
In the 4th match played in Florida, Rohit Sharma’s quick-fire 16 balls and 33 runs took his total tally of sixes in International cricket to 477, surpassing Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi’s record of 476 sixes. Rohit opened the innings along with Surya Kumar Yadav, and the duo gave India a steady start.
It looked like he was heading for another long inning, but it was cut short when Akael Hossain knocked over his stumps. But, the foundation stone Rohit Sharma set for the team helped them reach 191 runs, and eventually, the West Indies were bundled out for 132 runs, handing India a 59-run victory.
Sixer King Rohit Sharma
Rohit, the sixer king for India, has 477 sixes to his name. Out of these, 64 sixes have come in 45 Tests, 250 sixes in ODI cricket, and he has hit 163 sixes in 131 T20Is played so far. Shahid Afridi, the most destructive batsman in the 90’s, had hit 476 sixes in his career.
This includes 52 sixes in 27 Tests, 351 sixes in 398 ODIs, and 73 sixes in 99 T20I matches. However, the player who holds the record for most sixes in world cricket is West Indian Chris Gayle, who has a record of whopping 553 sixes to his name.
He hit 98 sixes in 103 Test matches, 331 sixes in 301 ODIs, and 124 sixes in 79 T20I matches, playing for West Indies.
TOP 5 BATSMEN WHO HAVE HIT THE MOST SIXES IN INTERNATIONAL CRICKET
|PLAYER NAME||COUNTRY||MATCHES PLAYED||TOTAL SIXES|
|Chris Gayle||West Indies||483||553|
|Brendon McCullum||New Zealand||432||398|
|Martin Guptill||New Zealand||358||379|
The innings in the fourth T20 against West Indies saw Rohit Sharma reaching another landmark. He became the 7th player to score 16000+ runs in International cricket for India.
The list is headed by Master-Blaster Sachin Tendulkar, who has scored 34,357 runs in 782 innings. Rohit Sharma reached the 16000 run landmark in 427 innings.