I tried to hit six sixes in Mosaddek’s over – Rohit Sharma
Indian stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma has revealed that he wanted to hit six sixes in the over of Bangladesh off-spinner Mosaddek Hossain. The ‘hitman’ hit the first three balls into the gallery. He also went to throw Mosaddek’s fourth delivery into the gallery for. But he couldn’t.
“After hitting three sixes, I tried to hit six sixes,” Rohit said after blowing up Bangladesh. “After missing the fourth ball, I decided to take the single. The off-spinner was bowling. I knew the wet ball was not going to turn. As a result, I was looking forward to hitting six. “
Six sixes in an over isn’t a common thing in international cricket. Yuvraj Singh hit six sixes in an over of Stuart Broad in the 2007 T20 World Cup. Herschelle Gibbs did the same thing in the one-day matches. Although Rohit could not hit six sixes in one over in Rajkot, his 85 runs off 43 balls innings consisted of six sixes.
“A muscular body is not needed to hit a big six. You, too, can hit sixes. You just need power to hit the sixes as well as timing is also very important. You need to hit the ball through the middle of the bat,” Rohit said.
Rohit now grabs the record for most sixes by an India captain in T20I cricket with 37 sixes in just 17 innings. He went past M.S. Dhoni’s tally of 34 sixes in 62 innings. Virat Kohli is third on the list with 26 sixes in 26 innings.