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Rohit Sharma Creates History Breaks Three World Records in One Day at T20 World Cup 2024

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Rohit Sharma’s Spectacular Performance

Rohit Sharma, known as the ‘Hitman’ around the world, proved his worth once again on Monday. The Indian cricket team captain made the star-studded Australian bowling line-up look ordinary in a T20 World Cup Super 8 match in St Lucia. Facing bowlers like Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood, Rohit hit eight sixes and seven fours, scoring 92 off just 41 balls. His strike-rate at the end of the innings was an impressive 224.39.

Securing the Semi-Final Spot

India’s win over Australia secured them a spot in the semi-finals, and Rohit Sharma gave India the explosive start they needed. During this match, Rohit Sharma set two world records. Firstly, he became the first player to hit over 200 sixes in T20Is. Secondly, he now holds the record for the most number of sixes against an opponent in all international cricket.

Rohit Sharma’s Record-Breaking Achievements

Most Runs in T20I Cricket

Rohit Sharma now holds the record for the most runs in T20I cricket, with a total of 4,165 runs. He surpasses Babar Azam (4,145) and Virat Kohli (4,103).

First Player to Hit 200 Sixes in T20 Internationals

Rohit Sharma is the first player to achieve the milestone of hitting 200 sixes in T20 Internationals, setting a new benchmark in the sport.

Most Sixes Against an Opponent in All International Cricket

Rohit Sharma has also set a record for the most sixes against a single opponent in all formats of international cricket:

  • 132 sixes against Australia
  • 130 sixes by Chris Gayle against England
  • 88 sixes by Rohit Sharma against West Indies
  • 87 sixes by Chris Gayle against New Zealand
  • 86 sixes by Shahid Afridi against Sri Lanka

Fastest Fifties for India in T20Is (Balls Faced)

Rohit Sharma’s innings against Australia also placed him among the fastest fifties for India in T20Is:

  • 12 balls by Yuvraj Singh vs England, Durban 2007
  • 18 balls by KL Rahul vs Scotland, Dubai 2021
  • 18 balls by Suryakumar Yadav vs South Africa, Guwahati 2022
  • 19 balls by Gautam Gambhir vs Sri Lanka, Nagpur 2009
  • 19 balls by Rohit Sharma vs Australia, Gros Islet 2024

Highest Individual Scores for India in T20 World Cups

Rohit Sharma’s 92 against Australia in Gros Islet 2024 ranks among the highest individual scores for India in T20 World Cups:

  • 101 by Suresh Raina vs South Africa, Gros Islet 2010
  • 92 by Rohit Sharma vs Australia, Gros Islet 2024
  • 89* by Virat Kohli vs West Indies, Wankhede 2016

Highest Individual Scores by a Captain in T20 World Cups

Rohit Sharma’s 92 against Australia also ranks among the highest individual scores by a captain in T20 World Cups:

  • 98 by Chris Gayle vs India, Bridgetown 2010
  • 92 by Rohit Sharma vs Australia, Gros Islet 2024
  • 88 by Chris Gayle vs Australia, The Oval 2009

Rohit Sharma’s record-breaking performance has etched his name in the history books once again. His ability to consistently perform at the highest level has not only led India to the semi-finals but also set new standards in international cricket. Fans and cricket enthusiasts worldwide will remember his incredible innings against Australia for years to come.