Six hitting is an art which Batters must contain in their artillery if they are to survive the cut throat competition in Cricket at the moment. Some batters naturally have the ability to clear the ropes while some take time to practice and evolve as a hard hitter.
In India, the six hitting became a major trend thanks to the likes of MS Dhoni, Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh among others. Whether its the upper cut or the helicopter shot, every Batsman has an unique ability of driving the ball up and away.
In the feature we will be talking about the only Indian Batsman who has scored 60+ sixes against 4 different oppositions. To give you a hint, he also has the most sixes in T20I cricket with 182 maximums and is also the only player to have 5 IPL trophies.
The 2nd hint revealed the player right? Yes, Rohit Sharma is the only India to score 60+ sixers against Sri-Lanka, New Zealand, Australia and West Indies. Even in terms of most sixes combined, the Indian skipper is 42 maximums behind Chris Gayle‘s tally of 553. The 35-year-old has 511 sixes to his name since his senior international debut in 2007.
Meanwhile, he achieved this record of 60+ sixes against 4 oppositions on 18th January against New Zealand at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. During the first ODI, Rohit scored 34 runs which included two maximums. He had 58 before against the Blackcaps before that match and now he has 60.
In total he has hit 324 sixes against these 4 nations and the most has come in front of the Aussies. Here is the dissection of his Sixers.