Rohit Sharma defeats MS Dhoni's record

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Rohit Sharma now holds the experience for greatest sixes in T20Is by an India captain
  • Rohit Sharma hit six sixes and as many lines in Rajkot run-fest
  • India thrashed Bangladesh by eight wickets on Thu

Rohit Sharma defeats MS Dhoni’s record: India’s stand-in captain Rohit Sharma was in a great mood in Rajkot as he served India perform light work of a 154 run mark in the 2nd T20I upon Bangladesh on Thursday.

India was under considerable pressure after having lost the 1st T20I in Delhi. Still, Rohit Sharma made sure there were no scars of the Delhi defeat in Rajkot as he bulldozed the Bangladesh bowling attack.

Chasing 154 for a series-levelling win, India gunned fur the total in just 15.4 overs, gratitude to Rohit Sharma’s fireworks. The stand-in captain beat from the word go and blasted 85 runs from only 43 balls.

As usual, Rohit Sharma nevermore shied away from clearing the boundary lines as the India captain broke 6 of them in Rajkot. Rohit was severe upon pace and spin, and he welcomed off-spinner Mossadek Hossain with three consecutive sixes in his 1st over.

During the six-hitting revels in Rajkot, Rohit Sharma moved on to break and set a few records.

After the six sixes hit in the 2nd T20I, Rohit Sharma now operates the work for most sixes by an India leader in T20I cricket. With 37 sixes in 17 innings, Rohit continued past MS Dhoni’s tally of 34 (62 innings). Virat Kohli is 3rd on the list with 26 sixes-26 innings.

Rohit Sharma defeats MS Dhoni’s record Also, Rohit Sharma now is the record for the most maximum of sixes in international cricket in 2019. He tops the graphs with 66 and counting. Rohit had carried the paper in 2017, 2018 as strong wherein he had scored 65, 74, each.

Most fifty-plus scores as India captain: Rohit meets Virat Kohli’s mark

Rohit Sharma may have dropped his 5th T20I hundred on Thursday, but the stand-in captain equalled Virat Kohli’s life for the most number of 50-plus scores in the most concise format of the game.

Rohit and Virat now have 22, 50-plus scores in T20Is.

Also, the quickfire 85 was Rohit’s 6th 50-plus score as captain for India in T20I cricket. Virat Kohli also has six 50-plus ratings in T20Is as captain.

Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan fixed new T20I record.

Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma also burst the record for the most number of 100-plus stands in Cricket T20I along with his beginning partner Shikhar Dhawan on Thursday. Rohit & Virat Kohli had jointly held the record previously with three hundred-plus positions (along with Shane Watson David Warner, Martin Guptill Kane Williamson, Martin Guptill-Colin Munro).

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