Rohit Sharma an inch away from joining Shahid Afridi and Chris Gayle in 400 sixes club
Currently, the record is held by Chris Gayle (534) for hitting most sixes in international cricket.
Rohit Sharma, India’s stand-in skipper for Bangladesh T20I series is currently one of the biggest hitters across the globe in all the formats. He is also known as the Indian Hitman, who has got three double tons in ODIs and one in Tests. The 32-year-old has registered some biggest accolades under his name and is on the verge of making another record.
The Mumbai-born cricketer smashed the record of hitting most T20I sixes as an Indian skipper in Rajkot during his inning of 85 runs in 43 balls that consisted of 6 monstrous sixes and the same number of fours. His swashbuckling inning also helped Team India to bring down the series on a level by 1-1. And, now the series decider will be played in Nagpur at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium on 10th of November.
Rohit Sharma is set to enter the record books yet again
With 6 sixes in the 2nd T20I, Rohit took his tally to 398 for hitting international maximums, with 232 in ODIs, 115 in T20Is and 51 in Tests. Now, the Indian skipper is just 2 sixes away in order to become the first player in his country and third in the world to strike 400 maximums across all formats.
Currently, the record is held by Chris Gayle as he amassed 534 sixes throughout his career, followed by the former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi, who has 476 maximums under his name.
After the Rajkot T20I, the stand-in captain of Team India was asked about the secret of hitting big sixes on Chahal TV. Rohit said that for hitting the ball across the boundary a person should try to time the ball well. Also, the ball should hit the middle of the bat in order to generate power.
“You don’t need a huge body and muscles to hit big sixes. Even you (Chahal) can hit sixes. Power is not the only thing you need to hit sixes, you need timing as well. The ball should hit the middle of the bat and your head should be still. So, there are a number of things you need in order to hit a six,” Rohit Sharma told on Chahal TV.
There are big chances that the right-handed Indian batter might reach the milestone in the final T20I at Nagpur against Bangladesh.