Rohit Sharma Makes History with Most World Cup Sixes, Surpassing Chris Gayle

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During the semi-final clash against New Zealand in the 2023 World Cup, Team India’s captain, Rohit Sharma, made history by becoming the first batsman to hit 50 sixes in the tournament. His remarkable achievement unfolded at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium, where he hit two colossal sixes in quick succession in the fourth and fifth overs of the innings, surpassing the legendary Chris Gayle’s tally and etching his name as the highest six-hitter in World Cup history. This led to a scintillating start for the home team, but Sharma’s innings eventually came to an end when he fell victim to Tim Southee’s deceptive slower delivery, resulting in a remarkable catch by Kane Williamson. Notably, the only other Indian cricketer to come close to Sharma’s six-hitting prowess in the World Cup is the iconic Sachin Tendulkar, who has amassed 27 sixes in 45 matches.