In the first test match which is being played in Oval, Adelaide between India and the hosts Australia. After winning the toss, The Indian captain Virat Kohli decided to bat first and got a bad start from the openers, Rahul and Vijay.
Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma batted well, Although he got out after making 37 runs. During this short little Innings, Rohit smashed three sixes. With this, he has left Sachin Tendulkar in a special record and also joined a rare club of players in the Tests.
Rohit Sharma breaks Sachin Tendulkar's record:
Making his comeback in red ball cricket, Rohit Sharma stay at the crease seemed going well, Although he was not able to make it big. But during this time his registered a special record to his name.
Rohit Sharma leaves Sachin Tendulkar behind in the case of most sixes hit by an Indian batsman in tests against Australia in Australia. Rohit has scored 8 sixes so far in Tests in Australia while Sachin has hit 7. However, he his behind Sehwag who has hit 9 sixes in Australia.
Apart from this, Rohit also became only the third Indian player to hit three sixes in an innings of a Test match in Australian soil. Before Rohit, Sachin Tendulkar scored 3 sixes in 2008 and Virender Sehwag scored 5 sixes in an Innings in 2003.
Most sixes in a calendar year across formats:
It's worth mentioning that, Rohit has so far scored 73 sixes in all three formats in 2018. Before that Rohit had scored 65 sixes in 2017.
- 73 Rohit Sharma (2018)*
- 65 Rohit Sharma (2017)
- 63 AB de Villiers (2015)
- 59 Chris Gayle (2012)
- 57 Shane Watson (2011)