During the third One Day International (ODI) against Australia, Indian captain Rohit Sharma carved his name in cricketing history by creating a spectacular new record at the Saurashtra Cricket Ground in Rajkot. With his amazing performance, the ‘Hitman’ not only guided his side to victory but also rewrote the record books.
With his first six of the innings, Rohit Sharma eclipsed Martin Guptill of New Zealand to become the player with the most international sixes in a single country. On Indian soil, the 36-year-old maestro currently has an incredible 258 sixes. This record-breaking performance solidifies Rohit’s position as one of the game’s most dominating and prolific six-hitters.
This feat not only demonstrates Rohit Sharma’s exceptional talent, but also highlights his important contribution to the Indian cricket squad.
Rohit Sharma’s outstanding performance did not end there. With his fifth six of the game, he became the quickest player in international cricket history to hit 550 sixes. He broke the previous record of 548 sixes set by Chris Gayle of the West Indies in only 471 innings. Rohit’s ability to routinely clear the boundary ropes has elevated him to the status of a cricketing powerhouse to be reckoned with.
Breaking Records: Rohit Sharma’s Spectacular Feat in IND vs AUS 3rd ODI
Chasing a tough target of 353 runs, Rohit Sharma and Washington Sundar got India off to a flying start. Rohit, in particular, demonstrated his excellent batting talents by smashing a fifty off just 31 balls. His aggressive style had Australia on the defensive right away.
As the innings continued, cricket fans saw Rohit Sharma close in on yet another world record. He is now just four sixes away from overtaking Chris Gayle for the most sixes in international cricket across all forms. Gayle now owns the record with 553 sixes, but Rohit Sharma’s meteoric rise implies that a new record is on the way.
Most sixes in international cricket in same country:
257* – Rohit Sharma in India
256 – Martin Guptill in New Zealand
230 – Brendon McCullum in New Zealand
228 – Chris Gayle in West Indies
186 – MS Dhoni in India
Most international sixes across formats
1. Chris Gayle (West Indies) – 553 sixes
2. Rohit Sharma (India) – 550 sixes*
3. Shahid Afridi (Pakistan) – 476 sixes
4. Brendon McCullum (New Zealand) – 398 sixes
5. Martin Guptill (New Zealand) – 383 sixes