With 397 sixes in T20 cricket, Rohit Sharma holds the record for most sixes by an Indian in this format. with and IPL With 2021 set to resume from Sunday, the Mumbai Indians skipper could become the first player from his country to hit 400 sixes in T20Is.
Rohit will take charge of Mumbai from Sunday and the IPL will return after a gap of four months when they take on Chennai Super Kings for the second time this season. Currently, the five-time champions are fourth on the points table with four wins and three losses from three matches.
They are behind table toppers Delhi Capitals, second-placed Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore who are currently ranked third. They had a mixed start to their campaign in India as they are expected to become the first team in IPL history to complete a hat-trick of title wins.
Rohit has recently completed his mandatory quarantine and is back on training for the first match of the UAE leg. The 34-year-old will also be looking to score some runs and hopefully reach 400 sixes as well.
Overall, Rohit is at the eighth position in the list of batsmen who have hit most sixes in T20 cricket.
Chris Gayle is the leader in all T20 competitions with 1042 sixes in the miles. Kieron Pollard is second with 755 hits to his name, while West Indies’ another Andre Russell has made it to the top three with 509 sixes so far. Brendon McCullum (485), Shane Watson (467), AB de Villiers (430) and Aaron Finch (399) are also ahead of Rohit.
However, among Indians, apart from Rohit, only three batsmen have hit 300 or more career sixes including Suresh Raina (324), Virat Kohli (315) and MS Dhoni (303).
Sunday’s meeting will be the second meeting of CSK and MI this season. In their first match, Mumbai won by four wickets in Delhi.
The final of IPL 2021 will be played on October 15.