Shahid Afridi and Chris Gayle are some of the well-known members of the elite club with Gayle holding the record - 534 sixes in international cricket.
Rohit Sharma is known as one of the biggest and strongest hitters in the game of cricket across all formats. He is also called the ‘Indian Hitman’ having scored three centuries in ODIs and one in Tests. Being 32 years old, he has achieved some monumental milestones - and is set to make another.
He broke the record of most T20I sixes as an Indian skipper, scoring 85 runs in 43 balls including six sixes and fours. His outstanding performance helped India level the series at one each. With the series on the line, the deciding game will be played in Nagpur at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium.
With six sixes in the second T20I, Rohit further increased his total number of sixes to 398, 232 coming from ODIs, 115 from T20Is, and 51 from Tests. When he does reach 400 sixes, he will be the first player from India and only the third player in the world to achieve such a feat. The current record holder for most sixes is Chris Gayle with 534 followed by Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi with 476.
When asked about the secret of being able to hit sixes on a consistent basis, Rohit said that ‘timing is everything’. ‘You don’t need a huge body and muscles to hit big sixes. Even you (Chahal) can hit sixes. Power is not the only thing you need to hit sixes, you need timing as well. The ball should hit the middle of the bat and your head should be still. So, there are a number of things you need in order to hit a six’.
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