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Rohit Sharma shatters Chris Gayle’s record of most sixes in international cricket

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DELHI: India’s all-format captain Rohit Sharma on Wednesday, broke Chris Gayle’s long-standing record of the most sixes across formats during his side’s ICC World Cup 2023 fixture against Afghanistan.

Chris Gayle had hit 553 sixes over the course of his decorated career, which spanned over 22 years. The West Indian legend took 551 innings to set the world record.

Meanwhile, Indian captain Rohit was on 551 sixes before today’s ICC World Cup 2023 fixture against Afghanistan.

While chasing a modest 273, Rohit Sharma gave India a flying start with a quickfire knock and has already hit four sixes, which took him past Gayle’s record.

Legendary Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi (476) is third in the list of the batters with the most number of international sixes.

The former all-rounder, however, still tops the chart in ODIs with 351 sixes, followed by Chris Gayle (331) and Rohit Sharma (296).

Rohit Sharma leads the list of most sixes in T20Is with 182 in 140 innings, followed by New Zealand’s Martin Guptill with 173 and Australia’s Aaron Finch with 125.

England captain Ben Stokes has thus far hit the most sixes in Tests (124), 17 more than his coach Brendon McCullum.

It is worth mentioning here when this story was filed India were 164/1 in 20 overs while chasing 273.

Skipper Rohit Sharma is leading India’s charge with an unbeaten 108 in 70 deliveries with the help of 13 boundaries and four sixes.

Most international sixes across formats

Rohit Sharma (India) – 554 sixes*
Chris Gayle (West Indies) – 553 sixes
Shahid Afridi (Pakistan) – 476 sixes
Brendon McCullum (New Zealand) – 398 sixes
Martin Guptill (New Zealand) – 383 sixes
MS Dhoni (India) – 359 sixes
Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka) – 352 sixes
Eoin Morgan (England) – 346 sixes
AB de Villiers (South Africa) – 328 sixes
Jos Buttler – 312 sixes*

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