Hitman Rohit Sharma breaks record as he hits most sixes in T20 games

Along with Rohit Sharma's record breaking inning against West Indies in the second T20I game of the series, captain Virat Kohli passed Suresh Raina and became India's leading run-scorer in T20s

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On Sunday, August 4, India registered a comfortable win against West Indies in the second T20I game of the series at Lauderhill in Florida, USA. As the Men in Blue managed to attain an unassailable lead over the Caribbean, captain Virat Kohli and his deputy Rohit Sharma broke world records.

Mumbai cricketer Rohit Sharma managed to topple Chris Gayle to become the batsman to hit the most number of sixes in T20 Internationals. On the other hand, Virat Kohli became the Indian batsman with the most number of runs in the shortest format of the game across all competitions including the Indian Premier League (IPL).

The Indian vice-captain surpassed Chris Gayle’s record of 105 sixes as he hit three sixes on his way to a match-winning 67 off 51 balls. Before the start of the series, the Mumbai Indians’ batsman needed four maximums to go past Gayle. However, after hitting two sixes in the first T20, he scored three to register himself on the top of the list with 107 sixes.

On the other hand, captain Kohli scored 28 runs off 23 deliveries as he bettered Suresh Raina’s record of India's leading run-getter in competitive T20 cricket. Kohli has now 8416 runs to his tally as compared to Raina's 8392 runs across all competitions.

India won the game by 22 runs (Duckworth-Lewis method).

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