Rohit Sharma created history, broke 16 year old record, see
The third Test match is currently being played between India and South Africa at Ranchi's JSCA International Stadium Complex. On the first day of this match, India won the toss and decided to bat first. Batting first, Rohit Sharma and Mayank Agarwal opened for India. But Mayank Agarwal was dismissed for 10, Cheteshwar Pujara 0 and Virat Kohli 12 runs.
After this, Rohit Sharma took over the Indian innings and scored an unbeaten 84 runs, playing the 11th half-century of his Test career. In this innings, Rohit hit 13 fours and 2 sixes. Thanks to these 2 sixes, Rohit has created history by breaking the 16-year-old maharicord record.
Rohit became number 1
Rohit had hit 13 sixes in the first Test against South Africa, scoring a total of 303 runs. In the second Test, Rohit did not get any six off the bat. But in this match, Rohit has broken the 16-year-old world record of 14 sixes in a Test series of Australia's Matthew Hayden as soon as he hit 2 sixes. Now as an opener, Rohit Hitman has become the batsman to hit the most sixes in a Test series with 15 sixes.
The batsman with the most sixes in a Test series as an opener
Till this match, Australian opener Matthew Hayden was number 1 in terms of maximum sixes in a Test series with 14 sixes. Hayden scored 501 runs in a Test series against Zimbabwe in 2003, scoring 14 sixes. But with 15 sixes, now this record has been taken by Rohit Sharma. Breaking third on the list is New Zealand's Brendon McCullum, who hit 13 sixes in a Test series opening in 2014.