Rohit Sharma becomes first Indian batter to hit 500 sixes
Indian skipper Rohit Sharma became the first Indian to smash 500 sixes in international cricket, overall the second cricketer to do so.
The hard-hitting 'Hitman' accomplished this landmark during India's second ODI match against Bangladesh at Dhaka. Coming at number nine after sustaining a thumb injury, the batter smashed an unbeaten 51 off just 28 balls, with three fours and five sixes. He struck the ball at a strike rate of 182.14.
Despite India's loss by five runs, Rohit Sharma won the hearts of many with his determination, commitment and bravery to carry on batting and bringing his team on brink of a win despite injury. With this, the batters' six tally in international cricket has gone up to 502.
Bangladesh survived a late blitz from an injured Rohit Sharma to secure a narrow five-run win to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match ODI series at the Shere Bangla National Stadium here on Wednesday.
Ebadot Hossain (3/45), Mehidy Hasan Miraz (2/46) were impressive for Bangladesh, and Mehidy's all-round performance earned him the 'Player of the Match' title.