Rohit Sharma becomes first Indian to smash 400 sixes

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MUMBAI: Rohit Sharma on Wednesday (last week) became the first Indian batsman to smash 400 sixes in international cricket.

He achieved the feat against West Indies in the ongoing third and final T20I of the three-match series at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

Rohit brought up his 400th maximum in his 354th international match for India. Only Shahid Afridi and Chris Gayle have hit more sixes than Rohit in international cricket.

Gayle has 534 sixes to his credit and he holds the record of hitting the most number of sixes in the international game. Afridi is on the second spot with 476 sixes.

Rohit also holds the record for the most number of sixes in international cricket in 2019.

It is pertinent to mention here that on 13th December, 2017, Rohit Sharma scored his third double hundred in One Day Internationals. Rohit, went on to score 208 runs against Sri Lanka at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali in the match held on December 13, 2017.

The 32-year-old smashed 13 fours and 12 sixes to register the score of 208 against Sri Lanka which enabled India to post a score of 392/4 in the allotted fifty overs.

India then went on to win the match by 141 runs. “208* runs 153 balls 13 fours 12 sixes on This Day in 2017, Rohit Sharma scored his third double hundred in ODI cricket,” ICC tweeted to commemorate the feat.

Rohit has scored two double hundreds against Sri Lanka and one against Australia in ODIs. The right-handed batsman is the only cricketer to smash three double hundred in ODI history.  Legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar was the first cricketer to score a double hundred in ODI cricket. (ANI)