Watch: Rohit Sharma completes 200 T20I six as he smashes Pat Cummins in a mammoth 100m maximum

Rohit Sharma

India captain Rohit Sharma leads his team from the front in the ongoing Super 8 match against Australia. The right-handed batsman scored a fifty to give his team a good start in the crucial game of the ICC T20 World Cup 2024.

The match did not start on the best note for the Indian team as they lost the toss and Australia opted to bowl first. The start was also bad when Josh Hazlewood dismissed Virat Kohli for ducking in the second over. However, Rohit Sharma soon put India in the driving seat by launching a stunning attack against Australia.

He got into his groove in the third over by hitting Mitchell Starc for as many as four sixes and a four. And in the fifth over, the Indian opener welcomed Pat Cummins into the attack by smashing him for a monstrous six. On the first ball of the over, Rohit Sharma hit a 100-yard six as the ball landed on the roof of the stadium. The Indian captain took a knee and hit the ball over deep mid-wicket for a mammoth six.

Watch Rohit Sharma’s six:

Rohit Sharma creates history:

Pat Cummins’ six also helped Rohit Sharma create history. He made him the first player to hit 200 sixes in T20Is. No other batsman has so far managed to hit 180 sixes in the shortest format of the game of international cricket.

New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill is second on the list with 173 sixes. Rohit Sharma and Guptill are the only batsmen to have hit 150 or more sixes in T20Is so far. England captain Jos Buttler is third on the list with 137 sixes, while Glenn Maxwell and Nicholas Pooran complete the top five.

Most sixes in T20Is:

200* – Rohit Sharma
173 – Martin Guptill
137-Jos Butler
133 – Glenn Maxwell
132 – Nicholas Pooran
129 – Suryakumar Yadav

Coming into the game, India were 127 for 3 in the 12th over at the time of writing this report. Rohit led India’s charge with the bat before being dismissed by Mitchell Starc in the 12th over. The Indian captain departed after scoring 92 runs off just 41 balls with the help of seven fours and eight sixes.