IND vs NZ: The Indian cricket team is no stranger to feats of excellence. And in the ongoing ODI match against the Kiwis at Hyderabad, Rohit Sharma broke yet another record to add his name to the list.
India captain Rohit Sharma achieved a remarkable feat in the 1st IND vs NZ ODI on Wednesday. Surpassing former skipper MS Dhoni‘s all-time record for most sixes in ODIs in the country.
With two more sixes than MSD, Rohit, who has played 238 matches, now has 125 maximums to his name. Sachin Tendulkar is third on the list with 71 sixes, while Yuvraj Singh is fourth with a total of 59.
Rohit Sharma achieved this landmark in the 5th over of his innings in the ongoing ODI series against the New Zealand Cricket Team.
India is hosting the two 3-match series of ODIs and the T20Is. The 3-match ODI series between the 2 sides has already begun. The 1st IND VS NZ ODI is going Live right now, at Hyderabad where Indian Cricket Team won the toss and was elected to bat first.
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Rohit Sharma opened the Indian batting innings with Shubhman Gill. But the right-hander was eventually dismissed for 34 off 38 balls, including two sixes and four boundaries.
He went past Dhoni’s record in the fifth over of the game, hitting a six off Henry Shipley. In the course of his performance, Rohit Sharma also managed to overtake Adam Gilchrists ODI tally of 9619 runs.
He was caught by Daryl Mitchell at mid-on off Blair Tickner’s bowling as India lost their first wicket at 60/1. With this, Sharma has now also scored more than 10,000 runs in ODIs, including 29 centuries.
Rohit Sharma had previously scored 142 runs in the recently concluded three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka at home. He will now look to continue his impressive form in the upcoming ODIs in Raipur (January 21) and Indore (January 24), as he looks to cement his place as one of the greatest ODI batsmen of all time.
WATCH: Rohit Sharma hits a SIX in the IND vs NZ ODI to Break MSD’s record!
The Twitter clip surfaced throughout after the Indian skipper-batsman just effortlessly hit the ball to clear the boundary.