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Rohit Sharma hits 400th international six, third Indian in top 10

Rohit Sharma
by Wisden Staff 2 minute read

Rohit Sharma hammered his 400th international six during his onslaught against West Indies in the third T20I at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

Rohit muscled Sheldon Cottrell over deep midwicket in the very first ball of the third over to bring up the mark. The boundary meant Rohit became only the third player in history to touch the 400 mark for international sixes.

Chris Gayle leads the list by quite some distance, with 534 sixes across Tests, ODIs and T20Is. He is followed by former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi, who has 476 of them in 524 matches.

Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul added 135 for the opening wicket in just 11.4 overs

Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul put on 135 for the first wicket in just 11.4 overs

Rohit is No.3 on the table, with 404 hits, while former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum is fourth, with 398. MS Dhoni, the former India captain, is the second Indian in the top five, with 359 sixes in 526 matches.

A third Indian makes the list when it’s extended to the top 10, with Sachin Tendulkar’s 664-match international career featuring 264 sixes.

The six against Cottrell was just the start. Rohit went on to hammer a 34-ball 71 at his home ground, putting on 135 runs in 11.4 overs for the first wicket with KL Rahul. Rohit brought up his half-century off just 23 balls, and hit six fours and five sixes before holing out to Kesrick Williams.

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