Indian captain Rohit Sharma has replaced Shahid Afridi as the second-highest six hitter in international cricket.
The Indian batsman achieved the milestone during the fourth T20 International against West Indies. His 3 sixes, during the 33 runs knock in India’s victory, took him to 477 international sixes, surpassing Shahid Afridi who previously held the second spot with 476 sixes to his name.
The Indian batsman has claimed the milestone in just 427 international innings, it took Shahid Afridi 508 innings to hit 476 sixes.
West Indian Chris Gayle holds the record for most international sixes with 553 sixes in 551 innings to his name, a record that now looks with Sharma’s reach.
The Indian batsman also has the best innings to sixes ratio among the top ten batsmen with most sixes. The Indian captain averages 1.11 sixes every innings. Chris Gayle is the only other batsman in the top ten who average more than one six per innings.
|Sr.||Player||Country||Matches||Innings||Sixes||Sixes Per Innings|
|1.||Chris Gayle||West Indies||483||551||553||1.00|
|4.||Brendon McCullum||New Zealand||432||474||398||0.83|
|5.||Martin Guptill||New Zealand||358||393||379||0.96|
|7.||Sanath Jayasuriya||Sri Lanka||586||651||352||0.54|
|9.||AB de Villiers||South Africa||420||484||328||0.67|
|*As of August 07, 2022.|
However, Shahid Afridi still holds the record for most sixes in one-day internationals with 351 sixes to his name.