The 36-year-old Rohit surpassed Gayle, who hit 49 sixes in 27 matches, to become the first hitter in the significant event's history to hit 50 sixes.
Digital Desk: On Wednesday, November 15, Rohit Sharma shattered multiple Universe Boss Chris Gayle's records. The 36-year-old surpassed Gayle, who hit 49 sixes in 27 matches, to become the first hitter in the significant event's history to hit 50 sixes.
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In addition, Rohit established himself as the batter with the most sixes in a World Cup in one year (27). The batter from Nagpur passed Gayle, who in the 2015 tournament's six matches blasted 26 sixes.
In India's World Cup 2023 semi-final match with Kane Williamson's New Zealand at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium, Rohit surpassed Gayle's record. In the 50-over World Cup, the right-handed hitter broke several records when he crushed left-arm pacer Trent Boult for a six-over square leg.
Rohit had earlier in the tournament shattered Kapil Dev's record for the fastest century by an Indian in the World Cup of ODIs. To his dismay, though, the record was broken early on in the Bangalore match against the Netherlands at M Chinnaswamy Stadium when KL Rahul surpassed him.
In addition, 36-year-old Rohit created history as he became the first player from India to hit 50 sixes in one calendar year in one-day cricket. In the current World Cup, Rohit has been performing brilliantly. With his powerful hitting on the power play, the veteran has propelled the Men in Blue to quick victories.
The Indian middle order had a cushion of runs to work with, thanks to Rohit's efforts. By participating in what was probably his last ODI World Cup, Rohit showed that he still has the hunger to reach greater heights in his career.