Mumbai: In a stunning display of power and aggression, Rohit Sharma has created a new record by becoming the batter to hit most sixes in ODI World Cup history, surpassing the 49 hit by Caribbean superstar Chris Gayle amidst his quickfire start to the Indian innings in the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023 semi-final fixture against New Zealand at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
From the very outset, Sharma exhibited an unwavering determination to take on the Kiwi bowlers, fearlessly confronting Boult and dispatching a short delivery over fine leg for a maximum. Against Southee, he effortlessly flicked a ball over the leg-side boundary, showcasing his mastery of timing and technique.
Sharma’s aggressive approach not only propelled India to a commanding start in the crucial semi-final but also highlighted his remarkable ability to perform under pressure. His six-hitting prowess has been instrumental in India’s success throughout the tournament, and his ability to consistently find the boundaries has been a major factor in the team’s dominance.