Indian captain Rohit Sharma surpassed New Zealand star batsman Martin Guptill in hitting the most sixes in T20 International cricket. He achieves this feat in second T20I game against Australia in Nagpur on 23rd September. Before this match he needed one six to achieve this milestone and he hit the first maximum on the third ball of the first over to Hazlewood.
Most sixes in T20 Internationals:
174* – Rohit Sharma
172 – Martin Guptill
124 – Chris Gayle
120 – Eoin Morgan
117* – Aaron Finch
Rohit fires all guns blazing from ball one specially observed since India’s early exit from the last T20 World cup with his strike rate shooting up to 153.60 – third best among the openers who have played at least five T20 International innings against current Full-Member nations. He has also hit the most number of sixes in first over of a T20I game.
6s for India in 1st Over in T20I:
11 – Rohit Sharma*
11 – All Other Indians
Rohit is also currently second among all six-hitters in international cricket with 488 maximums, only behind Chris Gayle’s 551. He is also the leading run-scorer in T20Is with 3600-plus runs under his belt. He is the leading six-hitter among Indians in all T20 cricket – 454*.