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Rohit becomes first Indian Cricketer to hit 500 T20 sixes

Utkarsh Classes Last Updated 29-04-2024
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Rohit Sharma is a skilled cricket player, known for his ability to hit sixes consistently. He recently set a new record by becoming the first Indian batter to hit 500 sixes in T20 cricket. This achievement highlights his prowess as a prolific hitter in modern cricket.

Key highlights of the match

  • Rohit Sharma was in excellent form during the match, scoring an unbeaten 105 runs from just 63 balls. His innings was adorned with 11 boundaries and five sixes. 
  • Despite losing wickets at the other end, Rohit held his ground and maintained a blistering strike rate of 166.67. 
  • So far, in the current IPL season, Rohit has amassed 261 runs in six games at an average of 52.20 and a strike rate of over 167. He has also managed to score a century. However, when it comes to hitting the most sixes in T20 cricket, Rohit is behind some of the West Indian greats like Chris Gayle (1056 sixes), Kieron Pollard (860 sixes), and Andre Russell (678 sixes). 
  • Rohit has hit 502 sixes so far, which puts him closer to Colin Munro's record of 548 sixes. Fans are hopeful that Rohit will surpass Munro by the end of this IPL season if he continues his good form. 
  • During the match between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings at Wankhede Stadium, Rohit achieved a milestone of hitting 500 sixes in T20 cricket when he smashed Ravindra Jadeja for a slog sweep. 
  • The current list is topped by Chris Gayle, with Kieron Pollard occupying the second spot with 860 sixes in 660 matches.

Batters with 500 or more sixes in T20 cricket match

  • 1056 - Chris Gayle
  • 860 - Kieron Pollard
  • 678 - Andre Russell
  • 548 - Colin Munro
  • 500* - Rohit Sharma
  • In T20 International cricket, Rohit Sharma has hit the most number of sixes. He has hit 190, which is more than any other player. 
  • Martin Guptill from New Zealand comes second with 173, and Glenn Maxwell from Australia is third with 127. The Indian batter closest to Rohit is Suryakumar Yadav, who has hit 123 sixes in 57 T20I innings so far. In contrast, Rohit has played 143 innings.


Answer: Rohit Sharma

Answer: Chris Gayle
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