Rohit Sharma becomes second-most prolific six-hitter for India in ODIs

first_imgRohit Sharma brought up yet another milestone during his knock against the West Indies in the 4th ODI as he became the second highest six-hitter for India in the one-day format.Rohit overtook Sachin Tendulkar in the list with his second six in the match in the 40th over.India vs West Indies 4th ODI: Live ScoreThis is how he went past Tendulkar:39.5 overs: Paul to Rohit, SIX! Boom! Simply magical! Dishes this one full again but misses his yorker this time. Sharma swings through the line and gets this over the long off fence for a magnicficient six. RS nows has the maximum ODI sixes for an Indian going past The Master, Sachin Tendulkar to go onto th196 sixes.Dhawan-Rohit opening partnership now better than Tendulkar and SehwagRohit was sitting on 194 sixes before this match as opposed to Tendulkar’s 195. Former skipper and current India wicket-keeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, leads the list with an astounding 211 maximums.West Indian bowler Keemo Paul mimics Shikhar Dhawan in funny send-offRohit is currently ranked 7th on the overall list of batsmen with most sixes in the one-day format. Shahid Afridi leads the pack with 351 sixes followed by Chris Gayle (275) and Sanath Jayasuriya (270).MAN!What an innings this has been from the [email protected] #INDvWI pic.twitter.com/NoRImtbR7BBCCI (@BCCI) October 29, 2018The six took Rohit to 128 off 122 balls, his 21st hundred in ODIs and the fifth in 2018 which is the second most in the format after Virat Kohli, who has hit six centuries so far.advertisementRohit was eventually dismissed for 162 off 137 balls, which was his seventh score of 150-plus in the format for India.Going strong and how150 up for the HITMAN. pic.twitter.com/zJfl5zygB1BCCI (@BCCI) October 29, 2018Earlier in the day, Rohit and Shikhar Dhawan became the second best opening pair in ODI history for India after the duo surpassed Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag.Tendulkar and Sehwag had first opened together in 2002. Over the next 10 years, the pair scored 3919 runs from 93 innings and were involved in 12 hundred-run partnerships.Rohit and Dhawan came together as India openers during the 2013 Champions Trophy in England and have not looked back since. Rohit went on score three double hundreds while Dhawan has been the epitome of consistency. They have stitched up 13 hundred-run partnerships over the last five years.During his innings, Rohit also equalled Tendulkar’s 195 sixes in one-day internationals. MS Dhoni happens to lead the pack for India with 211 sixes.last_img read more

"Rohit Sharma becomes second-most prolific six-hitter for India in ODIs"