Most Sixes in International Cricket: Rohit surpasses Gayle and Leads the List

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma (image: BCCI)

The Indian skipper Rohit Sharma surpassed cricket legend Chris Gayle for the Most Sixes in International Cricket in the match against Afghanistan in the World Cup clash at Delhi.

Most Sixes in International Cricket

India is scheduled to play in the 9th ICC World Cup 2023 match against Afghanistan on October 11 at Arun Jaitley Stadium. On this occasion, the skipper Rohit Sharma surpassed Chris Gayle with his 554 sixes in his international career.

Winning the toss Afghanistan chose to bat where Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran opened the innings while Bumrah opened the bowling attack. The openers had a moderate start as Gurbaz scored 21 runs and was dismissed by Hardik Pandya.

Ibrahim Zadran was dismissed by Jasprit Bumrah for 22 runs in the seventh over.  With the dismissal of Rahmat for 16 runs by Shardul Thakur, Bangladesh was down to three wickets scoring 63 runs.

Shahidi came to the rescue as he scored 80 runs and was dismissed by Kuldeep Yadav, while Azmatullah scored 62 runs on 69 deliveries and was sent out by Hardik Pandya. They had a good partnership score which helped the side on the scoreboard.

Other batters were sent out with low figures by the intense bowling attack from Indian bowlers. Jasprit Bumrah dismissed four wickets while Hardik Pandya scalped two wickets. Thakur and Kuldeep Yadav dismissed one wicket each. By the end, Afghanistan scored 272 runs in 50 overs losing 8 wickets.

With a target of 273, the Indian skipper Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan opened the innings while Fazalhaq Farooqi opened the bowling attack. Rohit Sharma had a good start as he scored fifty. India has been playing steadily and increasing their score score.

Ishan Kishan was sent out with 47 runs by Rashid Khan. The skipper Rohit Sharma was sent out with 131 runs on 84 balls by Rashid Khan on the 26th over.

On this occasion, Rohit Sharma joins and stands third in the list for most runs for India in World Cups. Sachin Tendulkar tops the list with 2278 runs and Virat Kohli stands second with 1115 runs. Sourav Ganguly scored 1006 runs and stands fourth while Rahul Dravid stands fifth with 860 runs.

Rohit Sharma was recorded as the Fastest Indian to complete 1000 ODI runs in World Cups. He achieved this feat with 19 innings and stands jointly with David Warner. Sachin Tendulkar and AB de Villiers stand next to them completing this feat in 20 innings.

Rohit Sharma also surpassed Chris Gayle with the most sixes in international cricket. He has 554 sixes in his international cricket career. Chris Gayle has 553 sixes and stands second while Shahid Afridi stands third with 476 sixes. Brendon McCullum and Martin Guptill stand in fourth and fifth position with 398 and 383 sixes.

Most sixes in international cricket

  • 554* – Rohit Sharma
  • 553 – Chris Gayle
  • 476 – Shahid Afridi
  • 398 – Brendon McCullum
  • 383 – Martin Guptill