Team India and Mumbai Indians (MI) captain Rohit Sharma achieved a monumental feat during the recently concluded encounter against Punjab Kings (PBKS) in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL).
Rohit scripted history by achieving a massive feat in the cash-rich league. Hitman (as Rohit is known for his aggressive batting) became the first Indian player to hit 250 sixes in the cash-rich league. The Mumbai captain has so far smacked 250 sixes in 233 matches of IPL.
Only legendary cricketers Chris Gayle (357) and AB de Villiers (251) have hit more sixes than Rohit in the world’s richest T20 league.
Meanwhile, Rohit’s MI teammate Suryakumar Yadav also managed to rewrite history in the shortest format of the game. The World No.1 T20 batsman completed 6,000 T20 runs during the high-scoring encounter.
Suryakumar is the fastest Indian batter to complete 6,000 runs in the shortest format of the game. Only Chris Gayle, Andre Russell, Glenn Maxwell and Kieron Pollard are ahead of Suryakumar in the elite list.
Suryakumar smashed 57 off just 26 balls to keep Mumbai in the hunt in the game. However, his batting heroic went in vain, as MI lost the match by 13 runs.