Rohit sets a new record for the most sixes, in international cricket

Rohit Sharma

At the ninth match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 against Afghanistan on Wednesday, October 11, at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi, India’s skipper Rohit Sharma broke several records. The first hitter entered the field in fifth gear and immediately went into beast mode against the Afghan bowlers.

Rohit achieved a great feat

Rohit first reached the 1000-run mark in the ODI World Cup in 19 innings. Which made him the co-fastest batsman to do so. Before him, David Warner, the Australian team’s starting pitcher against India, accomplished the same feat.

He further cemented his place in history by pulling Naveen ul Haq over deep square leg for a maximum, setting a record for the most sixes in international cricket. Rohit moved to the top of the record after surpassing Chris Gayle’s total of 553 international sixes. In 473 innings of international cricket, Rohit has now smashed 556 sixes.

The Indian opener went on to score 131 off 84 balls, striking 16 fours and five sixes in the process. He also recorded the quickest hundred by an Indian hitter in the World Cup during his innings. He hit the mark in just 63 balls. In the 2007 World Cup match against Bermuda, Sehwag accomplished the record in 81 balls, leaving Rohit in his wake.

In ODI World Cup history, Sharma has scored the most hundreds

The 36-year-old went on to break the three-figure mark for the seventh time in the tournament’s history, surpassing Sachin Tendulkar’s record of six hundreds. He now holds the record for the batter with the most hundreds in ODI World Cup history.

In addition, Rohit moved up to third place in the list of players with the most ODI hundreds after scoring his 31st century in the format. He passed Ricky Ponting, who has 30 centuries to his credit. India was able to chase down the goal of 273 in just 35 overs and win the match. Rohit, who assisted his team in earning their second victory of the competition, was rightfully named Player of the Match.

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