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IND vs NED: Captain Rohit created history in ODI cricket, became the first batsman to do so

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Rohit created history in ODI cricket

Rohit Sharma IND vs NED: The last match of the league stage of the ODI World Cup 2023 is being played between the teams of India and Netherlands at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. In this match, Team India captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and decided to bat first and gave an explosive start. Sixer King has made many big records in his name in terms of hitting sixes during this match.

Rohit created history in ODI cricket

Rohit Sharma has broken the big record of AB de Villiers. As soon as Rohit hit his first six against Netherlands in Bengaluru, he made the world record of hitting the most number of sixes in a calendar year in ODI. De Villiers hit 58 sixes in 2015. Leaving him behind, Rohit has crossed the figure of hitting 59 sixes this year.

Most sixes in ODI in a calendar year

59 sixes – Rohit Sharma in 2023*

58 sixes – AB de Villiers in 2015

Most sixes in a World Cup as a captain

23 – Rohit Sharma (2023)*
22 – Eoin Morgan (2019)
21 – AB de Villiers (2015)
18 – Aaron Finch (2019)
17 – Brendon McCullum (2015)

Highest score of 50+ by an Indian captain in a World Cup

5 – Virat Kohli (2019)
4 – Rohit Sharma (2023)*
4 – Mohammad Azharuddin (1992)
3 – Sourav Ganguly (2003)
2 – MS Dhoni (2015)

Completed 14000 runs as an opener

Rohit Sharma has completed 14,000 runs as an opener in international cricket. He has become only the third Indian opener to score 14000 or more runs in international cricket. Before Rohit Sharma, this feat was done for India by Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag.

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