India captain Rohit Sharma became the first Indian to hit 500 sixes in international cricket on Wednesday, making him the second cricketer in history to accomplish this feat despite an injury.
During India’s second One-Day International match against Bangladesh in Dhaka, the hard-hitting “Hitman” reached this milestone. The batter batted at number nine after sustaining a thumb injury and hit an unbeaten 51 from 28 balls, including five sixes and three fours.
He hit the ball with a 182.14 strike rate. Rohit Sharma’s bravery, dedication, and determination to continue batting and bring his team within five runs of winning despite an injury won the hearts of many.
The batters’ six-run total in international cricket has increased to 502 as a result of this.
With a total of 553, West Indies legend Chris Gayle holds the record for the most sixes in international cricket.
In addition to these two legends, former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum (398 sixes), former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi (476 sixes), and New Zealand opener Martin Guptill (383 sixes) are other notable international six hitters.
On Wednesday, Bangladesh took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match ODI series at the Shere Bangla National Stadium after surviving a late blitz from an injured Rohit Sharma.
In the series, Bangladesh now holds a 2-0 lead that cannot be challenged.
Bangladesh got off to a bad start when they chose to bat first, falling to 69/6. Mehidy Hasan Miraz (100*) and Mahmudullah (77) then put together a match-winning partnership of 148 runs for the seventh wicket, propelling their team to 271/7 in 50 overs.
India’s top bowler was Washington Sundar, who took three wickets for 37 runs. Two wickets were also taken by Umran Malik and Mohammed Siraj.
Chasing 272, India was also reduced to 65/4 by Bangladesh’s excellent bowling.
With the bat, Shreyas Iyer (82) continued his golden run with a 107-run partnership with Axar Patel (56) for the fifth wicket. Bangladesh seemed to have recovered in the game after these two batters were run out.
However, when skipper Rohit came down the order with an injured thumb, he almost won the game for Bangladesh, scoring an unbeaten 51 off 28 balls with five sixes and three fours.
However, Bangladesh’s chances of winning were improved by Mohammed Siraj’s debut 48th over and Mustafizur Rahman’s bowling. But Rohit continued to wreak havoc, and Mustafizur held his nerve to defend 20 runs in the final over for a memorable victory.
For Bangladesh, Ebadot Hossain (3/45) and Mehidy Hasan Miraz (2/46) were impressed. Shakib also took two wickets, and Mustafizur and Mahmudullah each took one.
Mehidy was named “Man of the Match” for his overall performance.
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