Indian captain Rohit Sharma is in great form in the current ODI World Cup. The hitman is thrashing the visitors with a basket of four-sixes. In this tournament, the Indian captain has taken the record of Sachin Tendulkar’s highest century in the World Cup. Rohit broke the records of AB de Villiers and Eoin Morgan by hitting the highest number of sixes in a year in the last match of the round robin league of the competition. Pakistan’s ‘Boomboom’ Shahid Afridi’s name comes first when the debate about hitting sixes in the ODI version is raised. The former Pakistan captain and all-rounder hit a total of 351 sixes in the gallery in his ODI career. In second place is opener Chris Gayle at Caribbean Market. The ‘Universe Boss’ hit a total of 331 sixes. India captain Rohit Sharma is after these two legends.
‘Hitman’ Rohit has surpassed everyone in the list of sixes hit in one year. In the seventh over of the innings against the Netherlands today, Colin Ackerman was thrown into the gallery by ‘Mr. Rohit left behind Villiers, the famous Protea captain of 360 degrees. Which is the Indian captain’s 59th six this year.
AB de Villiers hit a total of 58 sixes in 2015. In 2019, Indian opener Shubman Gill hit 56 sixes. And former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi hit 48 sixes in 2002. Mohammad Wasim of United Arab Emirates is at the fifth place in the list with 47 sixes this year.
Rohit Sharma set another world record against the Dutch. The hitman has also set the record for most sixes in a tournament as a captain in the history of the World Cup. England captain Eoin Morgan hit 22 sixes in the 2019 World Cup. Rohit hit 23rd six in Bangalore today.