India’s largest 6-hitter! Rohit Sharma completes 500 int’l sixes during valiant knock vs Bangladesh

India went down to Bangladesh in the next and penultimate ODI on Wednesday, (December 07), to lose the series 2- with a person match to go. Soon after getting rid of the sequence opener by a wicket, several predicted Rohit Sharma & Co. to degree the series at the Shere Bangla Stadium in Dhaka. Almost nothing of that sort took place as the Adult men in Blue missing by five runs in pursuit of a obstacle 272. Currently being requested to bowl first, India had minimized the Bangla Tigers to 69-6 in advance of Mahmudullah’s 77 and Mehedi Hasan’s 100 not out propelled Bangladesh to 271/7 as India, in return, only managed 266 for 9.

While India shed the plot during Mahmudullah-Mehedi’s rocksolid 148-run seventh-wicket stand, they were kept alive in the operate-chase courtesy of Shreyas Iyer (82) and Axar Patel (56)’s 107-operate fifth-wicket partnership just after staying lessened to 65/4 at one particular phase. After the duo’s departure, an unfit Rohit Sharma walked out to bat at No. 9. The Indian captain experienced hurt his webbling when fielding at the slips in the 2nd above of the contest and still left the discipline. After suffering a dislocation on his thumb and some stitches, Hitman arrived out to bat for India with 65 needed off 44 balls, with only a few wickets in hand.

Rohit commenced off slowly and gradually but accelerated and strike some awesome sixes (5 general) to smash a 28-ball 51 not out but could not get India earlier the end line. Irrespective of bringing down the equation to 6 off the very last ball, Mustafizur Rahman’s effectively-executed yorker prevented Rohit soon after heading massive. The 35-year-old’s gutsy knock has been hailed by lots of given how unfit he was to bat. During his knock, Rohit finished 500 intercontinental sixes — most by an Indian — to be part of Chris Gayle in an elite record. 

Most sixes in Intl Cricket

553- Chris Gayle
502 – Rohit Sharma*
476 – Shahid Afridi
398 – Brendon McCullum

As a result, Gayle and Rohit are the only two batters with 500-as well as sixes in the global amount. 

At the post-match presentation, Rohit reported, “It (thumb personal injury) just isn’t as well fantastic. Some dislocation and some stitches. Thankfully, not a fracture and so, I was ready to bat. When you lose a match, there are positives and negatives. From staying 69/6, permitting them to get to 270-odd wasn’t a great result from our bowlers. We begun nicely but the center overs and the again conclusion is what is hurting us a ton. Happened in the previous sport as effectively. It is something we require to do the job on. Not taking something away from Mehidy and Mahmudullah, was a great partnership but we also require to locate strategies of breaking these types of partnerships. In One particular-Day cricket, it truly is about partnerships and when you get those, you have to assure that they are converted to match-successful partnerships. That is what they did. If you get those people 70-operate stands, you require to transform them into 110-120 operate partnerships for the crew to earn video games, as it is just not quick for the new batter. Will need to be braver in the middle.”

Rohit is dominated out of the ODI collection and uncertainties keep on being more than his participation in the two-match Take a look at series vs . the Bangla Tigers, which commences on December 14.