Rohit Sharma Defies Injury to Become First Indian Batter to Reach 500 sixes Milestone

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Rohit Sharma despite his Injury played a massive knock against the Tigers on Wednesday.

Rohit Sharma News: In addition to that Rohit Sharma became the first Indian to smash 500 sixes in international cricket.

India skipper Rohit Sharma on Wednesday became the first Indian to smash 500 sixes in international cricket. overall he became the second cricketer to reach this milestone. The ‘Hitman’ marks his spot landmark during India’s second ODI match against Bangladesh at Dhaka. Coming at number nine after suffering a thumb injury, the batter smashed an unbeaten 51 off just 28 balls. Also showered with three fours and five sixes. At the strike rate of 182.14. Despite India’s loss by five runs, Rohit Sharma won the hearts of many with his determination class, and commitment. Also, his bravery to carry on batting and bringing his team back into the game.

The batters’ six tallies in international cricket mark 502.

West Indies legend Chris Gayle has smashed the greatest number of sixes in international cricket, with a total of 553.

Cricket in the current time is the game of the big hits and looking forward  we will take a look at the some more six hitters down the list:

  • Former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi with 476 sixes.
  • Former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum with 398 sixes.
  • New Zealand opener Martin Guptill with 383 sixes.

Bangladesh now has taken the lead of 2-0 in the series.

Bangladesh was off to a bad start and were reduced to 69/6. From that point. Then Mehidy Hasan Miraz (100*) and Mahmudullah (77) put a match-winning stand of 148 runs for the seventh wicket that powered their side to 271/7 in their 50 overs.

Washington Sundar (3/37) was the pick of the bowlers for India. Mohammed Siraj and Umran Malik also took two wickets. Umran malik showed the prowess with his class also made the Bangladesh bowlers struggle with the pace.

Shreyas Iyer (82) continued his golden run with the bat, putting a 107-run stand with bowling all-rounder Axar Patel (56) for the fifth wicket. After these two batters were dismissed, Bangladesh seemed to have made a comeback in the game.

However, skipper Rohit came down the order with an injured thumb and almost stole the game from Bangladesh, smashing an unbeaten 51 off 28 balls with three fours and five sixes. But a maiden 48th over played by Mohammed Siraj and bowled by Mustafizur Rahman boosted Bangladesh’s chances of winning. However, Rohit carried on with his carnage.

Also, Mustafizur held his nerves to defend 20 runs in the last over. That pulled off a memorable win.

Mehidy’s all-round performance earned him the ‘Man of the Match’ title.

 

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