WI vs IND: Rohit Sharma becomes batter with second-most sixes in international cricket

WI vs IND: Rohit Sharma becomes batter with second-most sixes in international cricket

Sharma also took his international runs tally to 16000 runs, becoming only the seventh Indian player to do so.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Indian skipper Rohit Sharma unlocked multiple achievements during the fourth T20I against West Indies in Florida and added two more feathers to his cap. Rohit now holds the record for the second-most number of sixes in international cricket. Additionally, he also completed 16000 international runs, becoming the seventh Indian men’s player to do so.

Rohit, like usual, opened the innings alongside Suryakumar Yadav in the fourth T20I match in Florida, and during his knock of a 16-ball 33 runs, he hit three sixes to take his tally to 477 international sixes, thereby surpassing Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi to get the second spot. The dasher is now just behind Chris Gayle, who holds the record with a total of 553 sixes to his name in international cricket.

Most sixes in international cricket:

Player Innings Sixes
Chris Gayle 551 553
Rohit Sharma 427 477
Shahid Afridi 508 476
Brendon McCullum 474 398
Martin Guptill 393 379
MS Dhoni 526 359
Sanath Jayasuriya 651 352
Eoin Morgan 361 346
AB de Villiers 484 328
Jos Buttler 316 275

The 35-year-old also entered the elite list of most international runs for India. Rohit’s knock of 33 (16) helped him reach 16000 international runs, becoming just the seventh Indian player to have achieved the feat. Sachin Tendulkar tops the list with the most international runs with a total of 34357 runs. The legendary cricketer is followed by current team India head coach Rahul Dravid.

Most runs for India in international cricket:

Player Innings Runs
Sachin Tendulkar 782 34357
Rahul Dravid 599 24064
Virat Kohli 517 23726
Sourav Ganguly 485 18433
MS Dhoni 523 17092
Virender Sehwag 431 16892
Rohit Sharma 427 16000
Mohammad Azharuddin 455 15593
Sunil Gavaskar 316 13214
Yuvraj Singh 388 11686

Meanwhile, the Rohit Sharma-led Indian side is currently in Florida, US, facing the West Indies in a five-match T20I series. The first game was played at the Brian Lara Stadium in Trinidad which was followed by the next two games at Warner Park in St. Kitts. The two teams left the Caribbean nation and moved to Florida for the final two games.

India won the first contest, but West Indies bounced back to level the series in the second game. India then went on to win the third contest and are currently leading the series by 2-1. Prior to the T20I series, the two teams locked in for a three-match ODI series, which India won by 3-0, handing the hosts a heart-breaking defeat.