ICC Cricket World Cup 2023

Rohit Sharma breaks Chris Gayle’s record of batsmen with most sixes in international cricket

Sayantan BhattacharjeeSayantan Bhattacharjee

October 11 2023
Rohit Sharma, Chris Gayle
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Indian skipper Rohit Sharma put on a blistering show against Afghanistan in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup.

Rohit Sharma went berserk against Afghanistan in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup. His six-hitting feast entertained the spectators in Delhi. During his blistering knock, Rohit went past Chris Gayle to become the batsman with most sixes in international cricket. The opener hit four fours and a maximum in the first five overs of the chase.

Afghanistan put on 272/8 in their quota of 50 overs. However, Rohit’s onslaught put Afghanistan on the backfoot. Rohit brought his fifty off just 30 balls and didn’t stop accelerating. He is also the joint-fastest batsman to score 1000 runs in ICC World Cup. It took the ‘Hitman’ 19 innings to achieve the feat – joining Australia’s David Warner at the top.

Rohit didn’t have the best starts to the ongoing World Cup as he perished for a duck against Australia. However, the scintillating knock against Afghanistan will give him ample amount of confidence going into the big-ticket encounter against Pakistan on October 14.

Rohit Sharma goes berserk against Afghanistan

Rohit’s strength is picking up the length early and timing the shot to perfection. The stylish batter also hit the longest six in the current edition of the World Cup. He beat Proteas’ Marco Jansen’s 89m six against Sri Lanka by belting a 93m maximum. Rohit’s partner Ishan Kishan was a mere spectator during the six-hitting feast. The duo brought up the 100-run stand in the 12th over of the chase.

None of the Afghanistan bowlers could trouble Rohit as the opener went bonkers with lusty hits. When it comes to the Indian bowlers, Jasprit Bumrah stole the show with a four-wicket haul. Bumrah’s figures of 4/39 stopped the Afghan batters from crossing the 300-run mark.

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