The batter with the most sixes in 20-over matches is Rohit Sharma. At Nagpur’s VCA Stadium, the 34-year-old reached the milestone during India’s second T20I match against Australia.
The 34-year-old surpassed Martin Guptill of New Zealand to take the top spot for most sixes in the shortest format of international cricket. Rohit, born in Nagpur, was tied with Guptill in sixes with 172 before the second T20I.
Rohit Sharma Helps India Win
Rohit was defeated by a magnificent delivery from Josh Hazlewood after India was instructed to chase 91 in eight overs to win the game.
But Rohit took on the pacer and drove the ball over the ropes effortlessly. The leather was dropped into the stands after Rohit cleared his front leg. Sharma pulled Hazlewood for a massive six on the leg-side on the following ball of the opening over.
Hazlewood struggled mightily in the first over, giving up 20 runs. KL Rahul blasted the ball on the leg side for a huge six after Rohit smacked him for two consecutive sixes.
Rohit Sharma Also Tops the List for T20i Runs Score
In the first T20I at the PCA Stadium in Mohali, Rohit only scored 11 runs before Hazlewood claimed his wicket in the third over of Australia’s run chase.
In addition, Rohit currently holds the record for most runs scored in T20 Internationals after passing Martin Guptill’s total earlier this year. In addition, following the famous MS Dhoni, who announced his retirement from international cricket in August 2020, the veteran is India’s second-most successful captain.
Rohit discussed India’s success mantra in the shortest form of cricket during the post-match conference. He said, “Great performance from ball one. All batters showed intent. Although the pitch was good, we played good shots and never got ahead of the game. You got to make use of those six overs in the powerplay. There is a certain approach we want to take in the powerplay. You got to back yourself in this game; sometimes it comes off, sometimes it doesn’t,”.
He added, “The whole batting unit needs to understand the direction the team is taking, and the guys were spot on today. I was impressed with his (Hardik) bowling. He wants to do that a lot more in the future, bowled quick and used his variations too. Of course, his batting is there for us to see. That’s the reason we wanted to bat (ball swinging under lights). Sometimes it does swing in the evenings and we wanted to utilize that. Both the new ball bowlers used the swing and stopped their batters. We were sloppy on the field. Those catches should have been taken. Pretty sure we will field pretty well in the coming games.”
Rohit is set to lead India in the T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia, to be played later this year in October-November.
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