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It was Tendulkar who picked out two young Indian batsmen, in particular, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli to carry the baton of the Indian batting forward and even break his records. How right was Sachin because what he had said about three years ago is proving right today. While Team India captain Virat Kohli is pilling up runs in all format of the game, the 'hitman', as he is fondly called, Rohit Sharma did not let his icon down by displaying his batting prowess. He once again showed this prowess last week when he hit scintillating unbeaten 152 against the Windies in the first ODI at Guwahati.
Rohit ’s blistering innings included with 15 fours and 8 sixes. His eight sixes in the match put him third in the list of Indian batsmen with the highest number of sixes. Rohit Sharma now has 194 sixes to his name in ODIs and he could equal or even surpass batting legend Sachin Tendulkar's record of 195 sixes in the second ODI against the Windies on Wednesday.
Rohit Sharma currently occupies the 8th spot in the list of batsmen with most sixes in ODI career. Rohit had already surpassed former Indian cricket team captain Sourav Ganguly's record (190 sixes) in the first ODI against the Windies. India's wicket-keeper batsman MS Dhoni is 4th on the list with 217 sixes and the only Indian batsman to be in the top 5. Former Pakistan batsman Shahid Afridi leads the chart with 351 sixes followed by Windies opener Chris Gayle with 275 sixes. The third on the list is Sri Lankan batting great Sanath Jayasuriya with 270 sixes.
India take on the Windies in the second ODI of the 5-match series on Wednesday at the Dr. YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam. India currently lead 5 match ODI series 1-0 after a convincing 8-wicket win. India were victorious in the 2-match Test series after defeating the visitors 2-0.
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