Rohit Sharma indeed proved a point in the 1st Test Match against South Africa where he scored centuries in both innings. The Hitman got Player of the Match for his inning of 176 and 127 runs respectively. Now Rohit Sharma can surpass Virender Sehwag's record of most sixes when India play against South Africa in the 2nd Test of the three-match series. The upcoming Test Match will take place on Oct 10, 2019, at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. Let us see how many sixes Rohit requires to create the record along with other batsmen who have smashed maximums against Proteas. India Vs South Africa, Cricket Score 2nd Test Match.
Rohit Sharma has currently smashed 16 sixes against South Africa if we consider the overall stats. He just needs two more sixes to surpass Virender Sehwag who has 17 sixes to his name. Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane has smashed 11 sixes against Proteas, while Sachin Tendulkar has smashed nine maximums against South Africa. Rohit Sharma smashed a total of 13 sixes in the previous Test match against South Africa played at Visakhapatnam. This itself was a record of hitting maximum sixes in a single Test match. Rohit Sharma Has Test Average of 100, Check List of Records by Opening Batsman as He Scores Hundred in Both Innings of IND vs SA 1st Test Match 2019.
Rohit Sharma was not included in the playing eleven of India Test team during the 2 match series against West Indies which concluded last month. Rohit Sharma blistering knock of 176 runs in the 1st inning of the previous Test which helped India post a total of 500 plus runs. While his second century in the last game was a quick one as he made 127 runs from 149 balls in the 2nd inning to give Proteas a target of 395 runs. India vs South Africa 2nd Test 2019: R Ashwin vs Quinton de Kock & Other Exciting Mini Battles to Watch Out for in Pune.
Apart from Rohit's brilliant performance, Mayank Agarwal also scored a double hundred in the previous Test. India's 203 runs victory against Proteas in the 1st Test can also be credited to the brilliant bowling performance by Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammed Shami