Rohit Sharma turns into first batsman ever to attain THIS unbelievable feat, surpasses Chris Gayle in elite record – Test Stats | Cricket Information

Rohit Sharma turned the primary Indian batter in historical past of cricket to hit 500 sixes in worldwide cricket in the course of the second ODI between India and Bangladesh. Rohit reached this large milestone in his 428th match and broke the report of Chris Gayle, who achieved an analogous feat in 447 worldwide matches. Strolling out to bat at No.9 after injuring his hand whereas within the subject, Rohit put up a robust battle late within the run chase. He performed a sensational knock (51 not out off 28 balls) with three fours and 5 sixes, to provide India an opportunity however in the long run, did not get them over the road. Notably, Rohit’s additionally the main six-hitter in T20I format.

Rohit’s tally of 500 worldwide sixes is bettered by solely West Indies legend Chris Gayle, who has 533 sixes. No different Indian batter has greater than 400 sixes. MS Dhoni with 359 sixes is the closest to Rohit amongst Indian gamers.

The likes of Shahid Afridi (476), Brendon McCullum (398), Martin Guptill (383) are the third, fourth and fifth place respectively within the record of most variety of six hitters in worldwide cricket.

Chasing a goal of chase of 272, India had been 65/4 earlier than Shreyas Iyer and Axar Patel placed on a century stand to resurrect India’s innings. Nonetheless, Iyer and Axar fell in fast succession and Shardul Thakur adopted them too which introduced Rohit to the center. His half-century propelled India late within the run chase. The Indian skipper introduced the equation right down to 12 runs wanted off two balls and hit a six from there, however could not discover the boundary off the final ball as Bangladesh received by 5 runs. (With IANS inputs)

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