Rohit Sharma eyeing another career milestone in the India vs West Indies series

One of India’s best batsmen, Rohit Sharma already boasts of several milestones under his belt and when India play West Indies from December 6, the opening batsman will be on the verge of adding another record to his tally. The 32-year-old needs just one more six to join the elite 400-sixes club in international cricket. When he does so, he will also become the first Indian to achieve this feat. Former Pakistan batsman Shahid Afridi (476 sixes) and West Indies international Chris Gayle (534 sixes) are so far the only two batsmen to cross the milestone.

Rohit is one of the best batsmen India has produced. Australia opener David Warner, who scored a brilliant 335 against Pakistan, said after the innings that Rohit can surpass West Indies legend Brian Lara’s 400 not out in a Test match.

“Yeah, look, I think it’s about the person himself. We’ve got long boundaries, it is quite difficult at times. When fatigue sets in, it’s very hard to try hard and throw your hands at it,” Warner told ‘Fox Sports’.

“At the end, I tried to run twos to lift the ante because I couldn’t actually think like I could clear the ropes. I think, one day, if I’ve to name a player, I reckon it could be Rohit Sharma. Definitely,” he added.

A terrific batsman in white-ball cricket, Rohit struggled to make a mark in Test cricket and hasn’t been a regular in the team for this format. However, he made a comeback to the longest format as an opener in the three-match series against South Africa. In the first Test, Rohit scored twin-centuries and was eventually named the Man of the Series.

In 32 Tests, he has 2141 runs at an average of 46.54 and in 218 ODIs, he has scored 8686 runs at an average of 48.52. In the shortest format, Rohit has played 101 games and has scored 2539 runs.

Rohit scores ODI double-hundreds for fun, has won five IPLs in its first 12 editions, three of those as captain, and scored five hundreds at the 2019 ODI World Cup.

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