India’s vice-captain Rohit Sharma has been in scintillating form with the bat in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019. The swashbuckling opener will look to keep up the good form when they face West Indies on June 27 (Thursday) at the Old Trafford. Meanwhile, Rohit is in line to break former India skipper MS Dhoni’s record of the most ODI sixes at Manchester.
Rohit in line to break Dhoni’s record
India have played good cricket in the marquee event barring the game against Afghanistan, where some quality spin bowling exposed their middle order. All eyes will be on MS Dhoni, and Kedar Jadhav as India will look to put an improved effort. The bowling, on the other hand, has looked good right from the start of the tournament. Everybody has chipped in with wickets whenever necessary and will want to continue the goods they have been doing so far.
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Indian opener Rohit Sharma who has had a good tournament except for the game against Afghanistan will be eyeing a personal milestone in the match against West Indies. Rohit, who has 224 ODI sixes to his name, needs only two more over-boundaries to overhaul the record of MS Dhoni. The wicket-keeper batsman has 225 ODI sixes to his name. Moreover, if Rohit manages to leapfrog Dhoni, he will come up in the fourth spot in the list of most sixes hit by a batsman in fifty overs cricket.
Former Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi holds the tops spot in the list of most sixes hit by a cricketer. Afridi has 351 sixes to his name, followed by West Indies opener Chris Gayle who has 324 over-boundaries to his name. Sri Lanka’s Sanath Jayasuriya occupies the third spot with 270 sixes. Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma has the best ratio among the top-five having played only 210 ODIs.