In the 57th match of IPL 2023, Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma made a brilliant batting debut. He achieved a big milestone by hitting two sixes at the beginning of the innings. Where he left AB de Villiers behind. At the same time, a special achievement was achieved for Mumbai Indians as well.
Rohit Sharma’s bat was a bit silent for the last five matches and he was able to score only 12 runs. But in this match, he started well but became the victim of Rashid Khan after scoring 29 runs in 18 balls. Rohit hit three fours and two sixes in his innings.
Rohit Sharma left behind Mr. 360 degree AB de Villiers in the matter of hitting most sixes in IPL as soon as he hit two sixes. Also, he has now become the second most sixes player in this list after Chris Gayle.
He crossed de Villiers’ figure of 251 sixes. Along with this, he also completed his 200 sixes for Mumbai Indians. That is, Hitman has once again indicated a return to form by completing a special double century of sixes for his franchise.
Players with most sixes in IPL
Chris Gayle – 357 sixes (142 matches)
Rohit Sharma – 252 sixes (239 matches)
AB de Villiers – 251 sixes (184 matches)
MS Dhoni – 239 sixes (245 matches)
Virat Kohli – 229 sixes (234 matches)
Rohit Sharma’s bat has not been able to do anything special this season. Only 220 runs have come out of his bat in 12 matches. Out of the last five matches, he could not even open the account twice and only 12 runs came out of his bat.
He started well in this match but once again he failed to play big innings.
Rohit is only the third player after Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers to hit 250 sixes in IPL history. At the same time, he is the only batsman to complete 200 sixes for Mumbai.