India chief Rohit Sharma has been in grand touch in the continuous ODI World Cup. The veteran opening hitter accomplished an uncommon accomplishment on Sunday during India’s match against New Zealand in Dharamsala. Rohit turned into the primary Indian player, third generally, to hit at least 50 ODI sixes in a schedule year. Preceding Rohit, just South Africa’s Stomach muscle de Villiers and West Indies extraordinary Chris Gayle had struck or more maximums in a schedule year. Rohit accomplished the accomplishment in the wake of hitting New Zealand pacer Matt Henry for a six in the second over of India’s 274-run pursue.
Players with 50 ODI sixes in a schedule year
58 – Stomach muscle de Villiers (2015)
56 – Chris Gayle (2019)
53 – Rohit Sharma (2023)
With India pursuing an objective of 274, Rohit hit a quickfire 46 preceding Lockie Ferguson excused him in the twelfth over.
“Great beginning to the competition. Work is half finished. Vital to remain adjusted. Not to think excessively far ahead. Vital to remain in the present. Shami took the oppurtunity with two hands. He has the involvement with these circumstances and is a class bowler. At one phase, we were checking 300 or more out. Credit to our bowlers at the back end. I’m partaking in my batting. Both are various characters yet we (Him and Gill) praise one another.
Glad that we won. Not a lot to say. He (Kohli) has done this for us such countless years. He upheld himself to finish the work. Kohli and Jadeja pulled us back when we lost a couple of wickets in the center,” Rohit said after the match.
Prior, Daryl Mitchell hit a shimmering century to direct New Zealand to 273 all out against India in Sunday’s top-of-the-table conflict in Dharamsala.
New Zealand lost their openers ahead of schedule subsequent to being welcome to bat first yet Mitchell (130) and Rachin Ravindra (75) put on 159 to get the innings in the groove again.
The stand was the most elevated between the two groups at a World Cup for any wicket as the pair outperformed the past best of 136 by Sunil Gavaskar and Kris Srikkanth in 1987.
Quick bowler Mohammed Shami assisted India with pulling things back in the last 10 overs as he returned figures of 5-54 in his most memorable appearance at the competition.
Ravindra withdrew in the 34th over yet Mitchell kept up the charge to raise his fifth ODI ton.