Rohit Sharma breaks Chris Gayle’s record for most sixes in World Cup history

Rohit Sharma, IND vs SA: Indian captain Rohit Sharma is in great form during the 2023 World Cup. During this tournament, he made the record of hitting the most number of international sixes. Rohit Sharma has overtaken Chris Gayle as the world’s number one batsman. Now during this tournament he has done another miracle. Rohit Sharma broke Chris Gayle’s record of hitting most sixes in the World Cup.

Rohit Sharma has now become the joint player to hit the most number of sixes in ODIs in a year. In this matter he has equaled Mr. 360 degree AB de Villiers. ABD had hit a total of 58 sixes in the entire year in 2015. On the other hand, Rohit Sharma has equaled De Villiers’ record by playing 23 innings in the year 2023. However, this year is still going on and Rohit will definitely rule alone at the first position and he will even surpass De Villiers.

Most ODI sixes in a year

  1. Rohit Sharma- 58 sixes (2023 till now)
  2. AB de Villiers- 58 sixes (2015)
  3. Chris Gayle- 56 sixes (2019)
  4. Shahid Afridi- 48 sixes (2002)
  5. Mohammad Wasim (UAE)- 47 sixes (2023)

Rohit Sharma is the leading run-scorer for India in the 2023 World Cup. He has scored 442 runs in 8 innings of 8 matches and his strike rate has also been above 120. He is also the fourth highest run scorer of the tournament. Against South Africa, he scored a quickfire 40 off 24 balls and hit two sixes to equal de Villiers. He also has 22 wickets in his name in the tournament.