Rohit Sharma has equalled with MS Dhoni’s record of most sixes for India in One-One-Day Internationals (ODIs). The Indian opener achieved the feat during the third ODI between India and New Zealand at the bay Oval in Mount Maunganui. Rohit at the start of the match needed two maximum hits to equal with the former captain’s record of 215 sixes. Dhoni overall has slammed 222 sixes which includes seven for Asia XI against Africa XI in three matches during the Afro-Asia Cup in 2007.
Meanwhile, Rohit now has 215 sixes against his name from 193 innings. Rohit and Dhoni are currently at numero uno spot with Sachin Tendulkar (195), Sourav Ganguly (189) and out of favour middle-order batsman Yuvraj Singh (153) at number two, three and four respectively. MS Dhoni Misses an ODI Match for the First Time in Six Years Due to a Sore Hamstring
Rohit smashed sixes off spinner Mitchell Santner and fast-bowler Lockie Ferguson to join Dhoni. With Dhoni still around, it looks like the Indian opener will have to wait for sometime to own the record completely. Hardik Pandya Returns to Indian Cricket Team With a Mind Blowing Catch to Dismiss Kane Williamson During IND vs NZ 3rd ODI, Watch Video
Most Sixes for India in ODIs
- 215 Rohit Sharma
- 215 MS Dhoni
- 195 Sachin Tendulkar
- 189 Sourav Ganguly
- 153 Yuvraj Singh
Meanwhile, Rohit registered his 39th ODI half-century and second consecutive against New Zealand before he was stumped off Santner. India were set a target of 244 to win the third ODI. The visitors lead the five-match series 2-0 and look set to seal it in the third ODI. Interestingly, Rohit will captain India in next two ODIs as Virat Kohli has been asked to rest.