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World Cup 2023: Chris Gayle commends Rohit Sharma on breaking his record of most sixes in international cricket; the Indian captain reacts

In a masterful display of exceptional batting skills, Rohit Sharma delivered a memorable performance during Match 9 of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 against Afghanistan at the Arun Jaitley Stadium on Wednesday.

The right-handed batter amassed a remarkable 131 runs from a mere 84 balls. His innings featured a dazzling array of 16 boundaries and five towering sixes, reflecting an astonishing strike rate of 155.95, playing a pivotal role in India’s eight-wicket victory.

During the match, the Indian team’s captain achieved a monumental milestone, establishing himself as the record-holder for the most international sixes, boasting an impressive tally of 556.

This extraordinary achievement of Rohit surpassed the longstanding record of West Indies cricketing legend Chris Gayle, who had previously registered 553 international sixes. The Indian opener’s stellar performance underscored his prodigious talent and served as a source of immense pride for aficionados of Indian cricket.

Gayle applauds Rohit

Gayle congratulated Rohit for his remarkable achievement, commemorating the moment with a beautifully framed picture of both.

“Congrats @rohitsharma45, Most Sixes in International cricket Cricket #45 Special,” the Universe Boss mentioned in his tweet.

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It’s worth noting that Gayle and Rohit both sport the iconic number 45 on their jerseys, adding a unique and special dimension to their achievements.

Another achievement for Rohit Sharma

Rohit accomplished another achievement by reaching 1,000 runs in the ODI World Cup. The Mumbai-born cricketer now stands as the quickest Indian to achieve this landmark. Moreover, he is the joint-fastest batter to reach this milestone with Australian opener David Warner, reaching 1,000 runs in just 19 innings in World Cup matches.

Sachin Tendulkar and AB de Villiers follow as the second-fastest, accomplishing this feat in 20 innings, trailed by Viv Richards and Sourav Ganguly, who both attained the feat in 21 innings.

Rohit’s overwhelmed reply

Rohit graciously responded to Gayle, thanking him and humorously pointing out that even though they have numbers 4 and 5 on their cricket jerseys, their favourite number is 6.

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