Rohit Sharma created history even after losing, made a big record by beating veterans
Rohit Sharma: Team India captain Rohit Sharma has become the first Indian and the second batsman in the world to hit 500 sixes in international cricket by hitting five sixes in the second ODI against Bangladesh. Now only West Indian legend Chris Gayle is ahead of Rohit Sharma, who has 533 sixes to his name. At the same time, no other Indian batsman has six sixes close to 400.
Team India may have lost the second ODI against Bangladesh, but captain Rohit Sharma has played a tremendous inning of 51 runs in just 28 balls despite the injury. With this, skipper Rohit Sharma on Wednesday became the first Indian and second batsman in the world to hit 500 sixes in international cricket during the second ODI against Bangladesh. Rohit, who came down to bat at number 9 after a hand injury, made a late comeback in the run chase. He played a brilliant inning of 51 runs with the help of three fours and five sixes to take India close to victory but failed to win the team in the end.
The number of captain Rohit Rohit Sharma's 500 international sixes is behind only West Indies legend Chris Gayle, who has 533 sixes. No other Indian batsman has even close to 400 sixes. With 359 sixes, MS Dhoni is closest to Rohit among Indian players. While Shahid Afridi with 476, Brendon McCullum with 398, and Martin Guptill with 383 sixes are in third, fourth and fifth place respectively in the list of most sixes in international cricket.
Chasing a target of 272, the Indian innings at one stage was 65/4. After this, Shreyas Iyer and Akshar Patel shared a century partnership to bring India's innings back on track to 172. However, as soon as Iyer and Akshar were dismissed, Shardul Thakur also followed them. After this Rohit also came out to bat. His half-century helped India get closer to the target but failed to win the match.
Indian skipper Rohit Sharma brought the match to the equation with 12 runs needed off two balls. After this, when he hit a six, the audience's heartbeat increased. But, Rohit Sharma could not hit the boundary on the last ball and Bangladesh won by five runs.