Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma on Tuesday became the only batsman to hit 400 sixes in T20 cricket. He achieved the landmark while playing for Mumbai Indians against Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2021. The swashbuckling batsman required just a couple of sixes to reach the milestone. He smashed Shreyas Gopal out of the park to bring his 400th sixes in the 3rd over of MI innings.
The individual achievement came as the icing on the cake as MI clinched a do-or-die victory against RR. A victory keeps them in the hunt for a 4th place finish in IPL 2021 group-stage fixtures.
Chris Gayle is on top of the list with more than 1000 sixes. His MI teammate Kieron Pollard also features in the list with 758. With plenty of years of cricket left him, he is expected to go past 500+ sixes in his T20 career.
Chris Gayle– 1042 sixes
Kieron Pollard– 758
Andre Russell– 510
Brendon McCullum– 485
Shane Watson– 467
AB de Villiers– 434
Rohit Sharma- 400
Indians who have smashed most sixes in T20 cricket
Suresh Raina– 336
Virat Kohli– 316
MS Dhoni– 304
Most sixes in IPL-
In his IPL career, Rohit Sharma is also placed on top of the leaderboard among those with most sixes. He has slammed 227 sixes in 212 matches. He is placed third overall – Chris Gayle tops the list with 357 sixes while AB de Villiers has smacked 249 sixes in their IPL careers.
Rohit Sharma is also the third-highest run-scorer in the history of IPL. He is only behind Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan. The 33-year-old bats at a strike rate of 130+ in the IPL.
Most fours in IPL-
Besides scoring sixes, Rohit Sharma needs just 12 more boundaries to complete record 500 fours in the Indian Premier League.
“We had to come here and do what we had to do, which was to get the two points. It was a chance to improve our run rate as well. We got off to a flier, and we said there is a chance for us to up the run rate,” said Rohit during the post-match presentation.
“It was the perfect game for us to do that. Kishan is playing after a couple of games, so we wanted him to take his time. I didn’t say anything to him [after he played a maiden]. All we wanted for him was to play his shots, which is what he did,” he added.