Indian cricket captain Rohit Sharma added another remarkable achievement to his extensive list of accomplishments during a pivotal match against New Zealand in the ICC World Cup 2023 on Sunday, October 22.
Rohit Sharma, who has been in sensational form throughout the tournament, took the lead in guiding the Indian team’s chase of New Zealand’s formidable total. He is currently the top run-scorer in the World Cup.
In this crucial match, Rohit achieved a monumental record quite early in his innings. In just the 2nd over, he sent the crowd into a frenzy by smashing a colossal six off Matt Henry’s delivery. The ball soared an impressive 89 meters and landed in the second tier of the HPCA stadium in Dharamshala.
With this remarkable feat, Rohit Sharma now stands as the first Indian cricketer to hit 50 ODI sixes in a single calendar year. At 36 years old, Rohit has consistently demonstrated his destructive batting prowess, and this record is a testament to his exceptional skills.
Rohit’s incredible six off Matt Henry has also propelled him to the third position among players with the most ODI sixes in a calendar year. He now trails only behind West Indies legend Chris Gayle, who hit 56 sixes, and former South Africa star AB de Villiers, who holds the record with 58. Rohit’s remarkable achievement has solidified his place among the cricketing greats and adds another glorious chapter to his illustrious career.