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Rohit Sharma Rewrites Cricket Records at 9th ICC T20 World Cup

The Indian cricket team, led by captain Rohit Sharma, kicked off their campaign at the 9th ICC T20 World Cup with a resounding 8-wicket victory over Ireland. The match, played at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York, USA, saw Jasprit Bumrah’s magnificent bowling performance of 2 for 6 runs earn him the ‘Man of the Match’ award.

Rohit Sharma: The ‘Hitman’ Breaks Boundaries

Rohit Sharma, fondly known as the “Hitman” for his ability to hit towering sixes, etched his name in the record books by becoming the first cricketer in the world to hit 600 sixes in international cricket.

Most Sixes in International Cricket

Rank Player and Country Matches Sixes Sixes in Test Matches Sixes in ODI Matches Sixes in T20I Matches
1 Rohit Sharma (India) 473 600 84 323 193
2 Chris Gayle (West Indies) 483 553 98 331 124
3 Shahid Afridi (Pakistan) 524 476 52 351 73
4 Brendon McCullum (New Zealand) 432 398 107 200 91
5 Martin Guptill (New Zealand) 367 383 23 187 173

Most Successful Indian T20I Captain

Rohit Sharma surpassed Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s record to become the most successful Indian captain in T20I cricket. Under his leadership, India has secured 42 wins (including super overs) in 55 matches, eclipsing Dhoni’s tally of 41 wins in 72 matches.

Rank Player and Country Wins Matches
1 Babar Azam (Pakistan) 46 81
2 Brian Masaba (Uganda) 44 57
2 Eoin Morgan (England) 44 71
4 Asghar Afghan (Afghanistan) 42 52
5 Rohit Sharma 42 55

Rohit Sharma’s Other Remarkable Feats

  • Rohit Sharma became the first Indian and the second player in the world to hit 100 sixes in ICC’s white-ball tournaments (T20 and ODI), following Chris Gayle’s record of 127 sixes.
  • He is the third player after Virat Kohli (4038 runs) and Babar Azam (4023) to score over 4000 runs in T20I cricket.
  • Rohit Sharma joined the elite club of Virat Kohli (1142) and Mahela Jayawardene (1016) by scoring 1000 runs in the T20 World Cup, amassing 1015 runs in 40 matches.

With his exceptional batting prowess and leadership skills, Rohit Sharma continues to etch his name in cricket history, inspiring generations of cricketers with his remarkable achievements.

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