Team India skipper Rohit Sharma shattered the world record on Friday by becoming the leading six-hitter in T20I cricket history during India vs Australia 2nd T20I in Nagpur. Rohit previously stood at 172 sixes with New Zealand’s Martin Guptill, but he overtook the latter by beating three huge sixes from Josh Hazlewood.
The 35-year-old was delighted with his squad’s performance and also on a personal level, his 46-run unbeaten run, punctuated with four maximums, helped him reach a huge milestone.
His first six were a massive 90-yard shot at pacer Josh Hazlewood.
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“I was actually quite surprised too. I didn’t expect to hit it like that, glad it came out. I’ve been playing like this for the past 8-9 months. You can’t really plan too much in such a shortened game,” he said. him about his at bat.
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He explained that he had Dinesh Karthik come for Rishabh Pant for a reason. Karthik was dealt only two balls and took a six and four to close out the game in style for India.
“Glad DK could finish well. It’s been a while since he’s had some time in the middle. There was some thought if we’d get Rishabh but I thought Sams was going to be casting off-cutters so I thought let DK come in and he’s playing that role for us anyway,” the “Hitman” added.