IND vs ENG: Rohit Sharma Becomes 4th Batter In ODI History To Achieve This Sensational Milestone

Updated - 13 Jul 2022, 02:16 PM

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma. (Photo: Getty)

India National Cricket Team all-format captain Rohit Sharma looked in brilliant touch with the bat in the first One Day International (ODI) match of the three-match series against England National Cricket Team at the Kennington Oval, London on Tuesday, July 12.

India won the toss and opted to bowl first in the match. The 28-year-old premier pacer Jasprit Bumrah destroyed the England batting unit in the match. The pacer bagged 6 wickets in 7.2 overs and gave away just 19 runs. Mohammed Shami picked up 3 wickets, Prasidh Krishna got one wicket and England were bowled out for 110.

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Chasing the target, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan had an unbeaten 114-run partnership and India won by 10 wickets. Rohit was the aggressor in the partnership as he smashed 76* runs off 58 balls, including 6 fours and 5 sixes. Dhawan, on the other hand, scored 31 runs off 54 balls, including 4 fours.

Rohit Sharma Completes 250 Sixes In ODI Cricket, Becomes First Indian To Achieve This Milestone

Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan
Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan. (Photo: Twitter)

During his stunning batting performance in the first ODI against England, Rohit Sharma smashed the 250th six of his ODI career. He reached the 250 sixes milestone in 231 ODIs and 224 innings.

Rohit Sharma became the first batter from the India National Cricket Team to achieve this enormous landmark. The closest Indian to Rohit in the list of most sixes in ODI cricket is legendary India captain MS Dhoni, who smashed 229 sixes in his career.

Also, Rohit became only the 4th batter in the history of ODI cricket to reach the 250 sixes milestone after Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi (351), West Indies’ Chris Gayle (331), and Sri Lanka’s Sanath Jayasuriya (270).

Among active international cricketers Rohit Sharma has the most number of sixes and New Zealand opener Martin Guptill, who has 184 sixes in ODI cricket, is the closest to India National Cricket Team captain.

Here’s the list of players with the highest number of sixes to their name in ODIs:

Shahid Afridi (Pakistan) – 351

Chris Gayle (West Indies) – 331

Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka) – 270

Rohit Sharma (India) – 250*

MS Dhoni (India) – 229

Rohit Sharma of India (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)
Rohit Sharma of India (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

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