India’s Rohit Sharma surpassed Chris Gayle to become the most prolific six-hitter in T20 Internationals during Sunday’s second match against the West Indies in Florida.
Rohit has so far struck 107 sixes in 88 T20I innings while the big-hitting Jamaican is second on the list with 105 maximums in 54 innings.
Gayle is followed by New Zealand’s Martin Guptill who has smashed 103 sixes in 74 innings he has played so far.
Most sixes in T20Is
The 39-year-old Gayle will not get a chance to add to his tally, as he won’t feature in the three-match series. He will, however, be part of the subsequent ODI series.
Rohit already holds the record for being the highest run-scorer in T20Is. He has scored 2,422 runs at an average of 33.17 with four hundreds and 17 half-centuries. The latest fifty came against the West Indies in the second match, when he finished with 61 off 57 balls.
Rohit entered the ongoing series on a high, having scored a record five centuries in the recently-concluded World Cup, where his team bowed out in the semi-finals after a loss to New Zealand.
[Inputs from PTI]