India's 'six symbol': Rohit Sharma hits most sixes; beats Dhoni's record

India's Rohit Sharma celebrates after scoring a century (100 runs) during the 2019 Cricket World Cup group stage match between India and Pakistan at Old Trafford in Manchester, northwest England, on June 16, 2019. Photograph:( AFP )

WION Web Team Manchester Jun 16, 2019, 05.29 PM (IST)

Centurion Rohit Sharma has now become India's No-1 six-hitter racking up 358 sixes in ODIs, T20s and Tests surpassing another six-master Dhoni who had hit 355 sixes.

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India's original master blaster Sachin Tendulkar had hit 264 sixes in his career. Yuvraj Singh, India's legendary No-4 batsman had hit 251 sixes followed by Ganguly who hit 247 sixes and his opening partner Sehwag had hit 243 sixes.

India's opener was in his elements as he brought up a century stand with KL Rahul at the other end with the Pak bowlers wilting under pressure after choosing to bowl first in the crucial league encounter.

Rohit's fluency and six-hitting capability was on show at Manchester as the capacity crowd of 24,000 cheered his century. India's new master blaster finally fell to Hasan Ali after scoring 140 studded with 14 boundaries and three sixes breaking Indian hearts.

Rohit Sharma has already surpassed the highest score for India against Pakistan in the World Cup after he crossed 108. Virat Kohli had hit 107 against Pakistan at Manchester in the last World Cup at Adelaide in 2015.

Pakistan opener Saeed Anwar had hit 101 against India in a losing cause at Centurion in the 2003 World Cup which was a milestone for Pakistan.