Rohit breaks record of most sixes in Test series

The Times of India

The Times of India

Author 2019-10-19 14:54:00

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  • Shimron Hetmyer had registered 15 sixes in the series against Bangladesh in 2018/19.
  • Rohit also became only the second Indian opener to score three or more centuries in a Test series.
  • Sunil Gavaskar was the only previous Indian to do so, in three different series.
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RANCHI: Opening batsman Rohit Sharma on Saturday broke the record for registering the most number of sixes in a bilateral Test series.

Rohit achieved the feat on the first day of the third and final Test against South Africa at Ranchi. Rohit has now smashed 16 sixes in the entire series.

Rohit went past West Indies' batsman Shimron Hetmyer who had registered 15 sixes in the series against Bangladesh in 2018/19.

Before Hetmyer, Harbhajan Singh held the record as he hit 14 sixes in the series against New Zealand in 2010/11.

Rohit, who hit his sixth century in the Test, also became only the second Indian opener to score three or more centuries in a Test series.

Sunil Gavaskar was the only previous Indian to do so, in three different series.

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