IND vs PAK: Rohit Sharma Equals Shahid Afridi's Record For Most Sixes In Asia Cup History

Published - 10 Sep 2023, 10:50 PM

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma [PC: Getty]

India National Cricket Team captain Rohit Sharma has equaled legendary Pakistan National Cricket Team all-rounder Shahid Afridi’s all-time six-hitting record in the ODI Asia Cup.

Rohit Sharma played a terrific knock with the bat in the Asia Cup 2023 Super Four stage clash against Babar Azam-led Pakistan National Cricket Team on Sunday, September 10 at the R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.

Unlike the group stage clash between the arch-rivals, Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill batted brilliantly and provided India with a great start in the match. Gill decimated the premier left-arm pacer Shaheen Afridi while Rohit Sharma destroyed Shadab Khan after starting off cautiously.

Rohit increased his strike rate in no time and he smashed the bowlers all over the park. He was finally dismissed by Shadab in the 17th over as he tried to go for a boundary. The Indian captain looked extremely upset after getting dismissed, however, he received a pat on the back from Virat Kohli, who walked in to bat at No.3.

Rohit scored an outstanding 56 runs off 49 balls in the match. His innings consisted of 6 fours and 4 sixes. As Rohit hit 4 sixes, he reached 26 sixes in the 50-over Asia Cup history and equaled Afridi’s record for most sixes in the ODI Asia Cup.

Afridi had smashed 26 sixes in 23 matches while Rohit has hit the same number of sixes in 25 games. Following them on the list is Sri Lanka great Sanath Jayasuriya with 23 sixes in 25 matches.

Batters with most sixes in ODI Asia Cup:

Shahid Afridi – 26

Rohit Sharma -26

Sanath Jayasuriya -23

Suresh Raina – 18

Mohammed Nabi /Sourav Ganguly – 13

Rohit Sharma Breaks Chris Gayle’s Record

Rohit Sharma broke the massive record of Chris Gayle for most sixes by a visiting player in Sri Lanka as he reached the tally of 33 sixes. He also surpassed Shahid Afridi in the list of most ODI innings with 4 or more sixes and gained the No.1 spot.

Most International Sixes By A Visiting Player In Sri Lanka:

33 – Rohit Sharma

30 – Chris Gayle

30 – Shane Watson

29 – Shahid Afridi

25 – Suresh Raina

Most ODI Innings With 4 Or More Sixes:

28 – Rohit Sharma*

27 – Shahid Afridi

25 – Chris Gayle

19 – Sanath Jayasuriya

18 – AB de Villiers

18 – Eoin Morgan

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