India’s opening batsman Rohit Sharma is undoubtedly one of the cleanest strikers of the ball in world cricket and during a game against Bangladesh of the ongoing Nidahas trophy, the Mumbai lad demonstrated his prowess with the willow as he went on to register the most number of sixes (75) – by an Indian in T20Is .
Rohit blasted his way to the record with the fifth six of his innings at the R. Premadasa stadium in Colombo, thus eclipsing Yuvraj Singh’s tally of 74. Others players featuring on the list are – Suresh Raina (54 sixes), MS Dhoni (46) and Virat Kohli (41).
Meanwhile, Rohit’s form was a cause of concern ahead of the start of the game but he put all the doubts to rest with a fine innings of 89 off 61 balls.
Also, Rohit’s 89 is the joint 3rd highest individual score for a captain outside the home in T20Is. Australia’s Ricky Ponting scored unbeaten 98 in the inaugural T20I against New Zealand while Steve Smith scored 90 against England in 2015. Netherland’s skipper Michael Swart also scored 89 against Kenya in 2013.
Virat Kohli’s 82 in the last year’s T20I against Sri Lanka was the previous highest individual score by an Indian captain away from home while Faf du Plessis’ 85 in 2013 was the previous highest T20I score by a visiting captain in Sri Lanka.