Rohit Sharma’s Spectacular Sixes in IND vs NZ World Cup Semifinal Display his Mastery at the Crease

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Rohit Sharma also went on to surpass Chris Gayle for having most sixes in the history of the Cricket World Cup.
Indian captain Rohit Sharma continued his attacking approach in the IND vs NZ World Cup semi-final clash. To note, Rohit Sharma smashed three maximums in first 18 balls he faced. The right-handed batter also played his trademark pull-shot against NZ ace pacer Trent Boult. During his onslaught, Rohit also surpassed Chris Gayle to smash most sixes in the World Cup history.

Most sixes in World Cups:

50 – Rohit Sharma
49 – Chris Gayle
43 – Glenn Maxwell
37 – AB de Villiers
37 – David Warner

In another achievement, Rohit Sharma also went on to smash most sixes in a single edition of the World Cup. The Indian captain again surpassed Gayle who had stroked 26 maximums in the 2015 edition. Apart from that, Rohit Sharma also touched the 1,500-run mark in just 27 World Cup games. Apart from him, Sachin Tendulkar (2,278), Ricky Ponting (1,743), Kumar Sangakkara (1,532), and Virat Kohli (1,610-plus) are the other players to achieve the record.

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Meanwhile, Rohit missed his well-deserved fifty by just 3 runs as his opposite number Kane Williamson took an excellent catch to remove the dangerous batter. During his 29-ball stay at the crease, the veteran batter stroked four boundaries and the same amount of maximums. Thanks to his quickfire 47, team India got off to a perfect start in the IND vs NZ World Cup semi-final being played at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

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