Rohit Sharma might not be hitting the heights that is expected of him in the ongoing IPL 2018 but that has not stopped the Mumbai Indians from making history.
Rohit became the first Indian to hit 300 sixes in Twenty20 cricket when he smacked Mujeeb ur Rahman for a maximum in Mumbai Indians’ crucial win over Kings XI Punjab at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore on Friday night. Not just that, Rohit was not out on 24, which was the 17th time that the India batsman has remained unbeaten in chases.
And on all 17 occasions he has ended up on the winning side — a new IPL record. The 32-year-old went past the record of Gautam Gambhir’s 16 such instances.
Rohit is the seventh batsman overall to hit 300 sixes in T20s. Chris Gayle leads the list with a whopping 844 sixes in international and domestic T20 matches