Rohit Sharma achieves major milestone in T20I cricket

GROS ISLET: India captain Rohit Sharma became the first batter to hit 200 sixes in T20I cricket during the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 Super Eight clash against Australia here at Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium on Monday.

Sharma played a dominant knock against Australia, scoring a swashbuckling 41-ball 92, peppered with seven fours and eight sixes.

The right-handed batter, who holds the record for most sixes in T20I cricket, extended his lead and became the first batter to cross the 200-sixes landmark.

He now leads the list with 203 sixes, followed by New Zealand’s Martin Guptill with 173 sixes.

Batters with most sixes in men’s T20Is

Rohit Sharma – 203 in 150 innings
Martin Guptill – 173 in 118 innings
Jos Buttler – 137 in 113 innings
Glenn Maxwell – 133 in 103 innings
Nicholas Pooran – 132 in in 87 innings

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Meanwhile, Sharma also became the batter with the second-most sixes in T20 World Cups with 48 sixes, only behind West Indies legend Chris Gayle (63).

Under Sharma’s leadership, India qualified for the semi-final of the T20 World Cup 2024 by defeating Australia by 24 runs.

Chasing a daunting 206-run total, Australia could accumulate 181/7 in their quota of 20 overs despite Travis Head’s half-century. Head remained the top-scorer for Australia with 76 off 43 deliveries, hitting nine fours and four sixes.

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