IND vs IRE: Rohit Sharma sets unprecedented record, hits 600 sixes in international cricket to establish legacy as greatest six hitter

Rohit Sharma

India captain Rohit Sharma achieved a historic feat in international cricket. The opener became the first batsman in the history of the game and the Indian National Cricket Team to hit 600 sixes in all three formats.

Rohit Sharma achieved the milestone on the big stage by reaching his six hundredth in the T20 World Cup 2024. The batsman created history in the match against Ireland, which took place at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York on Wednesday (5th June). ).

Rohit Sharma started the T20 World Cup 2024 on a high as he played magnificent innings for his team on a difficult pitch. Chasing the target of 97 runs, India were under a bit of pressure as they lost Virat Kohli (1) early and the ball was long off the field.

Rohit Sharma started off poorly but once in, he made his bat talk. Despite having no idea what the ball would do, he oozed class with the bat and made sure to take his team closer to the target and start the tournament on a high with a resounding victory.

Rohit Sharma closed a blistering half-century by scoring 52 runs off 37 runs. He batted at a strike rate of around 140 and also hit 3 sixes and 4 fours in his innings. The batter looked good to look at, but retired hurt after taking a hit.

Rohit Sharma with 3 sixes in his innings also became the first batsman in international cricket to achieve this remarkable feat. He leads the way with 600 sixes, while Chris Gayle is right behind him with 553 sixes to his name. The Indian captain achieved the feat in his 499th innings.

Most sixes in international cricket

600 – *

553 – Chris Gayle

476 – Shahid Afridi

398 – Brendon McCullum

383 – Martin Guptill

359 – MS Dhoni

Records broken by Rohit Sharma after his 52 against Ireland

Rohit Sharma not only hit 600 sixes in the international match but also broke quite a few records after his innings against Ireland. The opening batsman also completed 4000 runs in T20Is and became the second batsman after Virat Kohli to score 4000* runs in all three formats.

More than 4000 runs in all three formats of international cricket

Virat Kohli:

8848 in tests

13848 in ODIs

4038 in T20Is

Rohit Sharma:

4137 in Tests

10709 in ODIs

4026 in T20Is

Rohit Sharma with his half-century also scored his tenth fifty-plus score in the history of the T20 World Cup. This was also the Team India player’s first half-century in the ongoing edition of the T20 World Cup.

Rohit Sharma also became the fastest batsman to complete 4000 runs in T20Is in terms of balls faced. He achieved the feat in his 144th innings in the shortest format of the game.

List of records broken by Rohit Sharma after his innings against Ireland:

– You have completed 600 Six Internationals.

– Completed 4000 runs in T20Is.

– Completed 1000 runs in T20 WC.

– Completed 10th 50+ place in T20 WC.

– Fastest to complete 4000 runs in T20Is.