Rohit Sharma broke Chris Gayle’s record of maximum sixes in T20 Internationals (T20I) during the second game of the three-match series against the West Indies in Florida on Sunday. Rohit needed four sixes to break Gayle’s record when two sides met in the first T20I at Lauderhill in Florida, USA, on Saturday. During his knock of 24 in the opening game, Rohit had hit two sixes. On Sunday, he hit another three to add a new record to his name. Rohit now leads the tally with 107 sixes. Gayle, who is not a part of the West Indies T20I squad, has hit 105 sixes, while New Zealand’s Martin Guptill has 103. On Sunday, Rohit Sharma also brought up his 17th T20I fifty.
Rohit Sharma was one of India’s success stories in the World Cup 2019, India’s last competitive outing, where he scored five centuries to claim the record of maximum hundreds in one World Cup, beating Kumar Sangakkara’s 2015 mark.
However, after the World Cup, almost all the discussion surrounding Rohit Sharma have been about his perceived difference with skipper Virat Kohli.
In the press conference ahead of India’s tour of the West Indies, Kohli had categorically denied that there were any differences between him and Sharma.
However, Rohit Sharma took to social media to post a cryptic tweet that might add fuel to the suggestions the two players are not on good terms.
“I don’t just walk out for my team. I walk out for my country,” Rohit Sharma tweeted on Wednesday.