Rohit Sharma became the batter with the most sixes in T20Is. The 34-year-old reached the milestone in India’s second T20I against Australia at the VCA Stadium in Nagpur.
The 34-year-old passed New Zealand’s Martin Guptill to become the leading six-hitter in international cricket’s shortest format. Prior to the second T20I, Nagpur-born Rohit was level with Guptill at 172 sixes.
Rohit Sharma pushes India to victory
After India was asked to chase 91 in eight overs to win the match, Rohit was beaten by a stunning delivery from Josh Hazlewood.
However, Rohit took over the pacer and hit the ball over the ropes with the greatest of ease. Rohit cleaned his front leg and put the leather in the stands. In the next ball of the first over, Sharma Hazlewood pulled for a whopping six on the leg side.
Hazlewood had a scorching time in the first left when he gave up 20 runs. After Rohit crushed him two back-to-back sixes, KL Rahul hit the ball on the leg side for a huge six.
Rohit Sharma also leads the charts for most runs in T20Is
Rohit scored just 11 runs in the first T20I at the PCA Stadium in Mohali before Hazlewood took his wicket in the third over of the Australian run-chase.
Rohit also happens to be the leading run scorer in T20Is after surpassing Martin Guptill’s number earlier this year. The veteran is also India’s second most successful skipper, after the legendary MS Dhoni, who retired from international cricket in August 2020.
Rohit will lead India at the T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia, to be played in October-November later this year.
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