From legendary Sunil Gavaskar to Sachin Tendulkar, Mumbai has given so much to Indian cricket and there is still someone in the current Indian team who is taking this legacy to the next level.
Rohit Sharma, a player who can outclass any batsman in the world on his day. Hitman still relies on his timing even in the fast going cricket.
A Mumbai lad had blistering last few years and awestruck the world with his numbers. If other teams want to win the match against India, they have to stop Rohit before he gets to settle on the wicket, because once he is in his zone in the middle, then get ready for the “Big daddy hundreds” or double hundreds sometimes!
Let’s have a look at the top six innings of the new sixer king of Team India:
1.) 264 off 173 balls against Sri Lanka at Kolkata, November 13, 2014
There was a time when 260+ score on board for the team was good enough; of course, time changes and so does the game but no one in the wildest dream thought of a single batsman scoring 264 runs in an ODI inning. It is unrealistic unless the batsman is Rohit Sharma; he came as the nightmare for the Sri Lankan team in the 4th ODI at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata in 2014.
Rohit was unstoppable after he scored his century and then Sri Lankan fielders switched their roles with the crowd at the Eden Gardens, he hit 9 sixes and 33 fours! It is the highest individual score in the One day International and the world might have to wait for a long time to see better than this.
2.) 209 off 158 balls against Australia at Bengaluru, November 2, 2013
This Australia tour of India was flooded with runs, and it was the final match of the tour. Virat, Shikhar and Rohit were batting like never before, but this match belonged to the only Hitman show. Rohit shattered the Aussie attack and piled 209 runs to his name, the inning was studded 12 fours and 16 huge sixes. How often you see sixes more than fours? Very rare!
Rohit Sharma then became the third batsman to enter the narrow 200 runs club. Sachin Tendulkar broke the bubble of 200 and Sehwag followed the footsteps after a year. And it says that all three were Indians back then!