On Wednesday, Rohit Sharma, the captain of India, became the first player in Indian cricket history and the second cricketer in the world to hit 500 sixes in international competition. During India’s second One-Day International match against Bangladesh in Dhaka, the hard-hitting batsman known as “Hitman” reached this milestone.
After suffering a thumb injury earlier in the game, the hitter came in at number nine and proceeded to slam an unbroken 51 off of just 28 balls. His score included three fours and five sixes. He had a strike rate of 182.14 percent when he hit the ball.
Rohit Sharma captivated the hearts of many people with his determination, commitment, and bravery to continue batting while being injured and push his side to the verge of winning despite India’s loss by five runs. Despite this, India did not win the match.
As a result of this, the total number of sixes scored by hitters in international cricket has increased to 502.
Chris Gayle, a legend from the West Indies, holds the record for the most sixes hit in the history of international cricket, with a total of 553.
Other noteworthy six hitters in international cricket who come in behind these two superstars are former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi (476 sixes), former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum (398 sixes), and New Zealand opener Martin Guptill (360 sixes) (383 sixes).
At the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Wednesday, Bangladesh secured a close five-run victory over India to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match One-Day International series. This victory allowed Bangladesh to withstand a late blitz from an injured Rohit Sharma.
The series is currently 2-0 in favour of Bangladesh, giving them an insurmountable lead.
After Bangladesh made the decision to bat first, they got off to a terrible start and were soon reduced to 69/6. After that point, a match-winning stand of 148 runs for the seventh wicket was put up by Mehidy Hasan Miraz (100*) and Mahmudullah (77), which pushed their side to 271/7 in their 50 overs.
The most effective bowler for India was Washington Sundar, who took 37 wickets. Both Mohammed Siraj and Umran Malik took two wickets for their teams as well.
India, which was attempting to score 271, fell to a score of 65/4 as a direct result of Bangladesh’s outstanding bowling.
Shreyas Iyer (82), who was having a fantastic run with the bat, continued it by putting on a partnership for the fifth wicket with bowling all-rounder Axar Patel (56), which was worth 107 runs. After these two hitters were removed from the game, it appeared as though Bangladesh had made a comeback in the competition.
However, despite having an injured thumb, the team’s skipper, Rohit, came down the order and nearly won the game for India by scoring an unbeaten 51 off of 28 balls with three fours, five sixes, and a total of nine boundaries.
But Bangladesh’s hopes of winning were improved with a maiden over in the 48th over, which was played by Mohammed Siraj and bowled by Mustafizur Rahman. However, Rohit continued his destruction, but Mustafizur kept his cool to defend 20 runs in the final over and pull off a victory that will live long in the memory.
The performances of Bangladesh’s Ebadot Hossain (3/45) and Mehidy Hasan Miraz (2/46) were noteworthy. Additionally, Shakib was successful in claiming two wickets, while Mustafizur and Mahmudullah each took one.