Last Updated: November 19, 2023, 17:19 IST
Rohit Sharma on Sunday shattered yet another record set by West Indies legend Chris Gayle, hitting the most sixes against a single opponent in the ODI format, during the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 against Australia at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Sunday.
Rohit has struck 86 sixes against Australia in the 50-over format, surpassing Gayle’s record of 85 sixes against England.
Following Rohit and Gayle is former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi, who hit 63 sixes against Sri Lanka and further behind is former Sri Lanka opener Sanath Jayasuriya, who smashed 53 maximums against Pakistan in ODIs.
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Most Sixes against a Single Opponent in ODIs –
|Player||Number of Sixes||Opponent|
|Shahid Afridi||63||Sri Lanka|
This is the second record held by Gayle that Rohit has bettered during this World Cup. A few days back, the India captain had broken the record for most sixes in ODIs, held by Gayle.
Rohit also overtook New Zealand’s Kane Williamson to score the most World Cup runs in a single edition as captain during its Men’s ODI World 2023 final against Australia at the Narendra Modi Stadium.
Rohit went past Williamson with his 29th run to surpass his 578-run tally, which came in the 2019 edition. He got out on 47 in the 10th over by Glenn Maxwell to finish his campaign with 597 runs.
On Sunday, asked to bat first after Australia won the toss, Rohit got off to a good start as he stepped down the track and smashed Maxwell for a six to surpass Gayke’s record.
Rohit scored 47 runs off 31 balls, hitting four boundaries and three sixes. Rohit has scored 597 runs in 11 matches in the 2023 ODI World Cup, having led India from the front throughout the tournament.
Meanwhile, Virat Kohli scored the first fifty of the World Cup final but fell soon afterwards for 54 when bowled by Australia captain Pat Cummins.
(With inputs from Agencies)