Indian skipper Rohit Sharma left Yuvraj Singh behind for hitting the most sixes in ICC T20 World Cups by an Indian. The opener has hit 34 sixes in the T20 tournament. He started his journey in 2007. Yuvraj Singh hit 33 sixes in T20 World Cup.
Rohit Sharma hit 34 sixes, Yuvraj Singh smashed 33 and Virat Kohli hit 24 sixes.
In the World, Chris Gayle had hit 63 sixes and is just ahead of Rohit Sharma. Australian players David Warner and Shane Watson are among the top 5 players who have hit the most sixes in this tournament.
The top 9 players to score the maximum number of sixes
- 63- Chris Gayle
- 34- Rohit Sharma
- 33- Yuvraj Singh
- 31- David Warner
- 32- Shane Watson
- 30- AB de Villiers
- 26- Jos Buttler
- 25- DJ Bravo
- 24- Virat Kohli
Rohit Sharma achieved this feat in India’s match against Netherlands. He also defeated Tillakaratne Dishan and moved to fourth place in the list of leading run-scorers in the world. Sharma’s score is now 903 and Tillakaratne Dilshan’s score was 897.
Indian skipper Rohit Sharma elected to bat first. The men in blue didn’t have the best start as KL Rahul was dismissed in the second over. Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli took in charge of the situation and scored half-centuries individually.
In the tenth over, Rohit scored his third six of the game and broke Yuvraj’s record.
He was removed by Klaasen in the 12th over. Rohit attempted to go for another big shot but failed to time it well and got out for 53 off 39 balls at deep midwicket.
This was India’s second win in the T20 World Cup 2022, their first victory came against Pakistan in Melbourne on Sunday.
The men in blue will face South Africa next on October 30.