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Rohit overtakes Afridi in list of most sixes in international cricket

He left behind Boom Boom Shahid Afridi in the list of the most six hitters in international cricket to move to the second spot

Rohit overtakes Afridi in list of most sixes in international cricket PHOTO: AFP

India's all-format captain Rohit Sharma became the second highest six-hitter in international cricket, overtaking former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi.

According to details, the 35-year-old stroked three sixes in the fourth T20I against West Indies at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, in Lauderhill, Florida on August 6, 2022. He made 33 off 16 balls.

He left behind Boom Boom Shahid Afridi in the list of the most six hitters in international cricket to move to the second spot.

Pakistan legend had hit 476 sixes in his career from 1996-2018 with 52 maximums in 27 Tests, 351 sixes in 398 ODIs, and 73 sixes in 99 T20I matches. 

Rohit Sharma now has 477 sixes to his name, with 64 of them coming in 45 Tests, 250 sixes in ODI cricket, and 163 sixes in 131 T20Is.

However, the player on the top spot is West Indian Chris Gayle, who has 553 sixes to his name. He hit 98 sixes in 103 Tests, 331 sixes in 301 ODIs, and 124 sixes in 79 T20I matches for the Men in Maroon from 1999-2021.

Here are the top five six hitters in international cricket:

Chris Gayle (WI) -533
Rohit Sharma (IND)- 477
Shahid Afridi (PAK)- 476
Brendon McCullum (NZ)- 398
Martin Guptill (NZ)- 379