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T20:Rohit Sharma two sixes short of creating history

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T20: Rohit Sharma will carry onus of the batting department Yuvraj Singh (74) is the only other Indian batsman in the top 10 list

New Delhi:MNN: Rohit Sharma, the vice-captain of the Indian limited-overs team, will carry onus of the batting department when the hosts face Australia in the first of the two-match Twenty20 International (T20I) series on Sunday.

The 31-year-old will also have a chance to create history in the shortest format of the game as he can record the most number of sixes in T20Is.

During the ODI series against New Zealand, Rohit slammed two sixes in the third encounter and in the process, became the joint highest six-hitter for India with 215 hits.

He currently shares the record with MS Dhoni.

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Rohit Sharma has a chance to add more accolades to already illustrious career when he takes the field during the first T20I encounter against Australia in Visakhapatnam on Sunday.

Rohit Sharma (102) is only two short of creating this record which can see him surpass New Zealand’s Martin Guptill (103) and Windies’ Chris Gayle (103).

Interestingly, Rohit, Guptill and Gayle are the only three batsmen who have hit more than 100 sixes in the shortest format.

Yuvraj Singh (74) is the only other Indian batsman in the top 10 list of most sixes hitter.

During the ODI series against New Zealand, Rohit slammed two sixes in the third encounter and in the process, became the joint highest six-hitter for India with 215 hits.

He currently shares the record with MS Dhoni.

Rohit was in decent form in the T20I series against New Zealand, notching up the scores of 50 and 38.

Rohit, who leads the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League, has an experience of playing 93 T20Is under his belt.

Rohit has scored 2,326 in this format with an average of 32.76

The Mumbai-batsman also has a brilliant strike rate of 138.04 and has proved to be a match-winner for the national team on plenty of occasions.

India will host Australia for the T20I series in Visakhapatnam and Bengaluru respectively.

The two teams will later face-off in five-match One-day International (ODI) series in Hyderabad, starting on March 2.

 

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