ICC Cricket World Cup 2023

Rohit Sharma becomes first Indian, overall 3rd batsman to hit 300 sixes in ODI cricket

Saurabh AnandSaurabh Anand

October 14 2023
Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma smashed a 36-ball half-century against Pakistan in Ahmedabad.

Team India are cruising through chasing 192 against Pakistan at Narendra Modi International Cricket Stadium in Ahmedabad. Captain Rohit Sharma is leading the Indian side from the front in their run-chase. Rohit Sharma with his aggressive approach as opener has put India in front. Pakistan were bundled out on just 191 runs after a poor performance from the Pakistan middle order. 

Indian captain Rohit Sharma scored a record-breaking century against Afghanistan at Arun Jaitley Cricket Stadium in Delhi. He looks to continue from there and carry on reaching milestones in his career. Rohit has now become only the third batter in the history of cricket to complete 300 sixes in ODIs. Before the start of this game, Rohit needed only 3 sixes to complete the milestone. He has completed 300 sixes in 246th ODI innings. 

Third batsman to hit 300 sixes, first ever Indian

Apart from Rohit Sharma, Former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi (351 Sixes) and former West Indian opener Chris Gayle (331 Sixes) are the other two members in the list of batsmen with most number of sixes in ODIs. Rohit Sharma recently became the leading six-hitter in international cricket as well. Rohit overtook Chris Gayle to become the leading six-hitter in international cricket. He broke Gayle’s record against Afghanistan in Delhi. 

Rohit Sharma is also 3rd in terms of leading six-hitters in ODI World Cup. Rohit is 3rd on the list with 32 sixes in just 20 games. Chris Gayle is at the top with 49 sixes while Former South African captain AB de Villiers is second on the list with 37 sixes. Rohit Sharma completed his 53rd ODI half-century in 36 balls. He looks unafraid to take any risk against Pakistani bowlers. Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, and Hasan Ali looked clueless against Rohit. 

Indian captain Rohit Sharma has replicated Brendon McCullum’s style of play as an opener. In the last two occasions, he has taken on bowlers from the first ball. Brendon McCullum had the same approach while facing bowlers in the 2015 World Cup. He went on to lead New Zealand into the World Cup final. India will be playing against Bangladesh at MCA Stadium in Pune in their next league game on 19th October. 

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