World Cup 2023: Team India Captain Rohit Sharma eyes AB de Villiers' major record against Bangladesh
In the present World Cup, India captain Rohit Sharma is in top form. Apart from a duck against Australia in the opener, he has so far scored a century and a fifty in three matches. The next match for Team India will be against Bangladesh on October 19 in Pune.
Rohit Sharma, the captain of India, is lighting up the current World Cup with his magnificent batting.
He started the huge event with a duck against Australia, thus it wasn't a good start for him.
He has, though, demonstrated his resilience by scoring 131 and 86 against Pakistan and Afghanistan, his bitter enemies. Moreover, in those two innings, Rohit smashed 11 sixes.
The record holder for the most sixes in international cricket is already Rohit Sharma. He is now at 562 maximums, surpassing Chris Gayle's record of 553 sixes.
The captain of India hit 300 sixes in one-day international cricket during his 86-run innings against Pakistan, and he is now on the verge of breaking yet another significant record.
With 34 sixes struck so far in his World Cup career, the 36-year-old is currently ranked third, only behind Gayle and AB de Villiers.
Given his present form, Rohit Sharma, who hammered 37 sixes in the World Cup during his illustrious career, has a great opportunity of surpassing De Villiers in the match against Bangladesh.
Cosmos At the top of this chart, Boss Gayle has scored 49 sixes in 35 games. At a nearly 36 average, he received a score of 1186. In the massive event, De Villiers played just 22 innings but he hit 1207 runs at an average of 63.52.
In contrast, Rohit Sharma has played in 20 innings throughout the World Cup, amassing 1195 runs at an average of 66.38.
He also has one of the greatest strike rates of 101.96. When India plays Bangladesh at the MCA Stadium in Pune on October 19, all eyes will be on Rohit as he looks to break De Villiers' record.
Most sixes in World Cup history
Chris Gayle 49
AB de Villiers 37
Rohit Sharma 34
Ricky Ponting 31
Brendon McCullum 29