In a historic achievement, Rohit Sharma surpassed Chris Gayle’s record for the most sixes in international cricket, hitting his 554th maximum and overtaking Gayle’s previous tally of 553 sixes across 473 innings.

During the India vs. Afghanistan World Cup match on October 11, Rohit Sharma achieved several remarkable milestones. He reached 1,000 runs in World Cup matches when his score reached 22 while chasing 272 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium. Rohit continued his incredible performance by notching up his 53rd ODI half-century in just 30 deliveries.

However, the highlight of the day was when the skipper smashed pacer Naveen-ul-Haq for an 85-meter maximum over deep square leg, breaking Chris Gayle’s long-standing record for the most sixes in international cricket.

Rohit Sharma made a strong comeback against Afghanistan, rebounding from a duck in the previous game against Australia. During India’s chase, in the fifth over, he hit Fazalhaq Farooqi for a flat six over long-off, reaching 1000 World Cup runs. This achievement placed him among an elite group of Indian batters, with Sachin Tendulkar leading the pack with 2278 runs, followed by Virat Kohli (1115) and Sourav Ganguly (1006). Rohit became the fourth Indian to join this exclusive club.

Additionally, he became one of the fastest batters to reach 1000 runs in the ODI World Cup, achieving this milestone in just 19 innings, tying with David Warner at the top.

After crossing 100 World Cup runs, Rohit broke another record, surpassing West Indies legend Chris Gayle’s tally of 553 sixes in international cricket by hitting a six off Naveen-ul-Haq’s bowling in the 8th over.

Last Updated on October 11, 2023