Rohit Sharma Breaks Chris Gayle’s World Record Of Most Sixes In International Cricket

New Delhi: In a remarkable feat, Indian cricket star Rohit Sharma set a new international record for hitting the most sixes across all formats during the ICC World Cup 2023 match against Afghanistan in Delhi. Rohit’s incredible achievement surpassed the previous record held by West Indies’ powerhouse, Chris Gayle, who had accumulated 553 sixes in 551 innings. Rohit accomplished this feat in just 473 innings.

Rohit Sharma’s name now stands tall in the international cricket record books. In One Day Internationals (ODIs), he ranks third on the list of leading six-hitters, trailing behind Shahid Afridi and Chris Gayle. However, when it comes to Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is), Rohit leads the charts with an impressive 182 sixes from 140 innings.

Even in Test cricket, traditionally known for its focus on technique and patience, Rohit Sharma’s power-hitting has left a mark. He is the third-leading six-hitter among Indian cricketers in Test matches, with a total of 77 sixes. He stands behind the legendary Virender Sehwag (91) and former Indian captain MS Dhoni (78).

Here’s a quick look at the top international six-hitters across all formats:

1. Chris Gayle (West Indies) – 553 sixes
2. Rohit Sharma (India) – 551 sixes*
3. Shahid Afridi (Pakistan) – 476 sixes
4. Brendon McCullum (New Zealand) – 398 sixes
5. Martin Guptill (New Zealand) – 383 sixes
6. MS Dhoni (India) – 359 sixes
7. Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka) – 352 sixes
8. Eoin Morgan (England) – 346 sixes
9. AB de Villiers (South Africa) – 328 sixes
10. Jos Buttler – 312 sixes*

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