India’s dynamic captain, Rohit Sharma, etched his name in the annals of Cricket World Cup history as he broke Chris Gayle’s long-standing record for the most sixes in the tournament.
In a stunning display of power-hitting, Rohit not only surpassed Gayle’s overall record but also set a new benchmark for the most sixes in a single World Cup edition.
Record-Breaking Blitz in the First CWC 2023 Semi-Final
In the ongoing first semi-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 between India and New Zealand in Mumbai, Rohit Sharma added another feather to his illustrious cap.
Winning the toss and opting to bat first, Rohit Sharma provided India with a blazing start, sharing a scintillating 71-run partnership with Shubman Gill for the opening wicket.
4 sixes and 4 fours peppered Rohit Sharma’s aggressive innings, showcasing his ability to dominate the opposition bowlers. His 29-ball 47-run knock electrified the Mumbai crowd, but his innings concluded when he was caught off the bowling of Tim Southee.
Rohit Sharma Surpasses Chris Gayle’s Six-Hitting Legacy
The defining moment came in the fifth over of the match when Rohit Sharma unleashed his trademark pull shot against Trent Boult, sending the ball sailing over deep backward square leg. This thunderous hit marked Rohit’s 50th six in Cricket World Cups, breaking Chris Gayle’s long-standing record of 49.
But Rohit Sharma’s record-breaking spree did not stop there. Not only did he surpass Gayle’s overall record, but he also established a new milestone for the most sixes in a single World Cup edition. With 28 sixes to his name in the 2023 edition, Rohit eclipsed Chris Gayle’s previous record of 26 sixes set in the 2015 World Cup.
‘Hitman’ Sharma: A Trailblazer in World Cup Cricket
Rohit Sharma’s prowess with the bat and his ability to clear the boundaries have earned him the moniker ‘Hitman.’ Now, with 50 sixes in Cricket World Cup history, he stands as a trailblazer, setting new standards for power-hitting on the grandest stage of them all.
As the cricketing world applauds Rohit Sharma’s record-breaking achievements, it remains to be seen how many more milestones the captain will set in the remainder of the tournament. The first semi-final has set the tone for an electrifying culmination to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, and Rohit Sharma’s dazzling display has undoubtedly etched his name in the pantheon of cricketing greats.