ODI World Cup 2023: Rohit Sharma Breaks Barrage Of Records With His Hundred Against Afghanistan
It's evidence of Rohit's dependability and capacity to compete at the top level globally, particularly in major competitions like the World Cup.
The Indian cricket player Rohit Sharma made history in the ICC World Cup 2023 match against Afghanistan in Delhi when he scored a century. Chris Gayle of the West Indies had previously held the record for the most international sixes across forms, but he broke it.
During his 551 innings in international cricket matches, Chris Gayle—a dangerous power hitter—had amassed a total of 553 sixes. In just 473 innings, Rohit Sharma broke this record with an incredible exhibition of his batting ability. This incredible accomplishment demonstrates Rohit's skill at hitting sixes and his influence on the game.
Rohit Sharma is the third-best six-hitter in One Day Internationals (ODIs), behind Chris Gayle and Shahid Afridi. On the other hand, Rohit tops the T20 chart with 182 sixes in 140 innings. His exceptional batting abilities are demonstrated by his ability to routinely clear the boundary in Twenty20 cricket.
With 77 sixes, Rohit Sharma is the third-leading Indian player when it comes to six-hitting in Test cricket, the longer version of the game. In this category, he trails players such as Virender Sehwag (91) and former captain MS Dhoni (78).
Here is a list of the top six-hitters in all formats of international cricket.
Chris Gayle - 553 sixes; Rohit Sharma - 554 sixes*
Afridi Shahid - 476 sixes
McCullum, Brendon - 398 sixes
383 sixes for Martin Guptill
359 sixes for MS Dhoni
Jayasuriya Sanath - 352 sixes
346 sixes from Eoin Morgan
Villiers, AB - 328 sixes
312 sixes* from Jos Buttler
In Delhi, during India's World Cup match against Afghanistan, Rohit also reached a new milestone. As the second-fastest batter to reach 1000 runs in World Cup games, he tied the record.
As the World Cup got underway, Rohit had amassed 978 runs in 17 innings. During this World Cup event, he overcame a difficult start in the opening game against Australia in Chennai by hitting a duck in his 19th inning.
With this accomplishment, Rohit Sharma now stands with David Warner, the opening batsman for Australia, who had surpassed the 1000-run milestone in 19 innings during World Cups. It's evidence of Rohit's dependability and capacity to compete at the top level globally, particularly in major competitions like the World Cup.