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Rohit Sharma crashes massive T20I records

Rohit Sharma breaks the record of most sixes and most fifties in T20, surpassing Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli respectively.



Rohit Sharma crashes massive T20I records
Rohit Sharma now holds the record of hitting most sixes and scoring most fifties in T20. Photo: Getty

Indian vice-captain Rohit Sharma has rewritten the record books in the shortest format of the game smashing significant records during the second T20I match against West Indies.

On Sunday at the Lauderhill in Florida, Sharma surpassed skipper Virat Kohli in scoring most number of half centuries in Twenty20 cricket.

The right-handed batsman buzzed a 51 ball 67 that contained 6 shots to the boundary and 3 for over boundary. At a thundering strike rate of 131.37, Sharma reached into his half century in 40 balls after Kohli won the toss and elected to bat.

Before the match, Sharma had twenty 50 plus scores and he shared the top spot in the list with Kohli.

Last but not the least, there is another record breaking stance for Sharma in this particular match. The 32-year old opener has also became the batsman with the most number of sixes in the T20I format.

Sharma blasted two sixes to go past Caribbean great Chris Gayle. He has now 106 sixes in the format whereas Gayle has 105.

He routed Keemo Paul for the first six and the second one hammered against Sunil Narine en route to his fifty in the second T20I against West Indies.

The left-handed Gayle is not playing the three-match T20I series as he has been rested by the Windies team management.

Kiwi opening batsman Martin Guptill sits on the third position with 103 sixes.

Since the beginning of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Rohit Sharma has been in supreme touch of form for India inducing five centuries to his name in the cricket’s showpiece event. He is also the highest run-scorer in the T20Is.

Rohit Sharma has so far scored more than 400 runs against WI in T20Is, the highest by any Indian batsman.

The Men in Blue had defeated the Windies by four wickets in the first T20I on Saturday in Florida.

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