500+ sixes for Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma became the first Indian and second International player to hit 500+ sixes.

500+ sixes for Rohit Sharma: During the second ODI against Bangladesh in Dhaka, captain Rohit Sharma became the first Indian and just the second player worldwide to hit 500 sixes in international cricket. When India was down to 207/9 in the 43rd over of the second ODI against Bangladesh, Rohit Sharma came in to bat at number 9 and hammered 51 off 28 balls. He achieved so by tying Chris Gayle’s gigantic world record.

In the second One Day International, The Tigers defeated Men In Blue by a narrow margin of five runs on Wednesday. The Indian skipper later stated that his thumb was dislocated and took a few stitches, but he still stepped out to bat, earning huge praise for his daring. He played a fantastic knock despite his injury, which made a one-sided game exciting.

DON’T MISS: IND vs BAN 2nd ODI: Bangladesh beat India to win the series, Rohit Sharma fought till the end…

500+ sixes for Rohit Sharma

Rohit struck five maximums and three fours throughout the course of his knock of 51 off 28. As a result of his efforts, he also set a major record by becoming the first Indian player to slam 500 sixes in international cricket.

In the 49th over against Mahmudullah, Rohit smashed his 500th six, hammering it over the deep mid-wicket fence. He then hit another maximum in the next over. He not only accomplished this, but he also did so as the second batter in the sport’s history. In the 428 international games he has played thus far, Rohit has hit 502 sixes.

Chris Gayle 553483
Rohit Sharma 502428
Shahid Afridi 476524
Brendon McCullum 398432
Martin Guptill 383367
MS Dhoni 359538

The first player to reach this incredible feat was Chris Gayle. In 483 matches worldwide, the self-described “Universe Boss” has struck 553 sixes in total. In contrast to Gayle, Rohit achieved the feat in 19 fewer games. Gayle accomplished the feat in his 447th appearance, while Rohit took 428 games to hit 500 international sixes at the fastest rate. In the meantime, Rohit is also at the top of the list for most sixes in the T20I format and ranks fourth in ODIs. 255 of the 502 sixes have been made in the format of 50 over.

Check out: Rohit Sharma suffers thumb injury, Deepak Chahar walks off the field during INDvBAN 2nd ODI

Visit ICC CRICKET SCHEDULE for more cricketing updates.