The T20Is’ highest run-scorer, Rohit Sharma, surpassed Martin Guptill’s six-hit total to take the top spot among six-hitters. The India skipper now has 176 sixes in this format after smashing four sixes in a run chase of 91 in eight overs.
He is followed by Guptill (172 sixes) and Chris Gayle (124 sixes). The only other Indian batsman with more than 100 T20I sixes is Virat Kohli, who has 104 to his credit thus far. After surpassing Guptill’s run total in the format last month, Rohit went on to become the only male player with more than 3500 T20I runs.
Record Created By Rohit Sharma
Rohit has created 3 records in recent times. He has surpassed Martin Guptill in most sixes, he has surpassed Martin in total runs in T-20 cricket and he has become the only male cricket player who has scored more than 3500 runs in the format.
The only other batter at the international level with more than 3500 runs in the format is Suzie Bates. The only female cricket players with more than 100 documented T20I sixes are Deandra Dottin and Sophie Devine.
India and Australia played a shorter encounter in Nagpur, and India got off to a strong start with Rohit’s top-order performance. In the eight-over match, Australia scored 90/5 batting first, but Rohit and KL Rahul gave India a strong start with a 39-run opening partnership in 2.5 overs.