Rohit Sharma’s explosive innings against Afghanistan not only secured his 31st ODI century but also catapulted him into the record books with a remarkable 556 international sixes.
In the 9th match of the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023 in New Delhi, the Indian captain delivered a superb innings of 131 runs in the second innings, leading his team to a convincing 8-wicket victory.
Here’s a quick look at the top five six-hitters in international cricket:
Martin Guptill – 383 sixes
One of the best white-ball openers, Guptill’s 383 sixes in 402 innings across formats, along with 13,463 runs and 23 centuries, cement his legacy.
Brendon McCullum – 398 sixes
McCullum, the Kiwi legend, smashed 398 sixes in 474 innings and boasted a modern-day great status, falling just short of 15,000 runs across all formats.
Shahid Afridi – 476 sixes
Afridi’s “Boom Boom” style brought him 476 maximums in 508 innings during a career known for its explosive nature and a strike rate of 114.14.
Chris Gayle – 553 sixes
The West Indian maestro crossed the 500-mark with 553 sixes in his illustrious career, scoring 19,593 runs across formats and earning a place in history with iconic centuries.
Rohit Sharma – 556 sixes
Rohit Sharma’s recent blitz propelled him to the top, with 556 sixes in just 473 innings, leaving behind Gayle. With years left in his career, he’s set to cross the 600-mark and solidify his status as an all-time ODI great.