Blistering Indian batter and skipper Rohit Sharma achieved a new milestone with his swashbuckling batting approach. Rohit achieved this milestone during his quick fiery knock of 47 runs off just 29 balls in the ongoing first semi-final of the ODI World Cup 2023, against New Zealand. Notably, Rohit played this match at his home ground Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
Speaking of the match, Indian skipper Sharma won the toss and decided to bat first; batting first, the opening pair of skipper Sharma and his young mate, Shubman Gill provided a blistering start for Team India, scoring 71 runs for the first wicket in 8.2 overs.
Returning to Rohit Sharma, he has become the batter to hit the most sixes in ODI World Cups, surpassing all the previous records.
With said that, here we’ll have a look at the 5 batters with the most number of sixes in the ODI World Cups.
5. David Warner – 37 Sixes
The veteran Australian opener is currently in action with the five-time World Champions in the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023. He is in the fifth spot of this list of batters with the most number of sixes in the ODI World Cups. It is also the last ODI World Cup appearance for the veteran Southpaw.
4. AB de Villiers – 37 Sixes
The former South African skipper and swashbuckling batter, AB de Villiers was one of the most dynamic batters ever played the game of cricket. Mr. 360 was famous for his shot-hitting ability to all corners of the ground. De Villiers is also on the list of batters with the most number of sixes in ODI World Cup history, with 37 sixes to his credit.
3. Glenn Maxwell – 43 Sixes
The veteran Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell recently registered his name into the history books with his iconic and remarkable unbeaten knock of 201 runs against Afghanistan in the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023. Maxwell is also among the batters who are known for their outstanding six-hitting abilities. He is in the third spot on this list with 43 sixes in the ODI World Cup.
2. Chris Gayle – 49 Sixes
The legendary Caribbean batter and former skipper, Chris Gayle’s batting excellence is unknown to none; even after a lot of years of being inactive from the field of cricket, Gayle is the second batter with the most number of sixes and he remained on the top spot for a couple of years before Indian skipper Rohit Sharma took him over.
1. Rohit Sharma – 51 Sixes
Star Indian batter and skipper Rohit Sharma is the new table-topper in this list, surpassing Chris Gayle with his sensational and blistering 47-run knock in the first semi-final of the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023, against New Zealand. Rohit Sharma has now become the batter with the most number of sixes in ODI World Cup history.