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First Time In History: Rohit Sharma Sets Three World Records In One Day, Smashes Babar Azam’s Feat

Rohit Sharma, widely known as the ‘Hitman’, once again demonstrated his prowess on Monday during a T20 World Cup Super 8 match against Australia in St Lucia. Leading the Indian cricket team, Rohit Sharma showcased his batting brilliance by effortlessly dominating a star-studded Australian bowling attack. He smashed eight sixes and seven fours en route to scoring 92 runs off just 41 deliveries, achieving a staggering strike-rate of 224.39 by the end of his innings.

India’s victory over Australia solidified their spot in the semi-finals, with Rohit Sharma delivering the explosive start his team needed. During this match, Rohit Sharma also set two significant world records. Firstly, he became the first player to hit over 200 sixes in T20 Internationals. Secondly, he now holds the record for the most number of sixes hit against a single opponent in all formats of international cricket.

Here’s a summary of the records and milestones achieved by Rohit Sharma in the T20 World Cup match against Australia:

Rohit Sharma now holds the record for the most runs in T20I cricket, surpassing Babar Azam (4145) and Virat Kohli (4103) with a total of 4165 runs.
He is the first player to hit 200 sixes in T20 Internationals.
Rohit Sharma has hit the most sixes (132) against Australia in all formats of international cricket, surpassing Chris Gayle’s record of 130 sixes against England.
He recorded one of the fastest 50s for India in T20Is, achieving the milestone in just 19 balls against Australia in Gros Islet 2024.
Rohit Sharma’s innings of 92 runs against Australia is the second-highest individual score for India in T20 World Cups, behind Suresh Raina’s 101 runs against South Africa in 2010.
He also holds the second-highest individual score by a captain in T20 World Cups, with 92 runs against Australia in Gros Islet 2024, trailing only Chris Gayle’s 98 runs against India in 2010.
Rohit Sharma’s exceptional performance not only propelled India towards victory but also solidified his stature as a cricketing powerhouse on the international stage.

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