With five sixes in the second ODI against Bangladesh in Mirpur on Wednesday, Indian captain Rohit Sharma became the second batter in the world and the first Indian to reach 500 sixes in international cricket.
Chris Gayle of the West Indies, who accomplished the record in his 447th international match and was the first batter to cross the mark, was surpassed by Rohit in his 428th game.
After suffering a thumb injury during the first innings, Rohit entered the game as bat no. 9 for India's 272-run chase. In the 49th over, Rohit smashed his 500th six off Mahmudullah over deep midwicket and then hit another maximum. As the Bangladesh vs Indian series is on, you can find the top 10 bookies in India here.
Despite a sensational knock (51 not out off 28 balls) with three fours and five sixes, Rohit was unable to lead India to victory.
In addition to being the leading six-hitter in T20I cricket, Rohit is also the fourth-most prolific six-hitter in ODI cricket behind Gayle, Shahid Afridi, and Sanath Jayasuriya.
No other Indian batter has more than 400 sixes in international cricket than Rohit Sharma
The closest Indian player to Rohit is MS Dhoni with 359 sixes. In terms of the most sixes in international cricket, Shahid Afridi (476) and Brendon McCullum (398) and Martin Guptill (383), are ranked third, fourth, and fifth, respectively.
Rohit has 16,444 international runs under his belt in 428 matches. This includes 41 tons in total. You can find similar stories and other sports news as well.