Rohit Sharma becomes first Indian to smash 500 sixes in international cricket . The hard-hitting Hitman made a remarkable comeback against Bangladesh in their second ODI match .
Dhaka (Bangladesh), December 8: Rohit Sharma, an Indian skipper, became the first Indian to smash 500 sixes in international cricket on Wednesday, and also the second cricketer to do so.The hard-hitting Hitman made a remarkable comeback against Bangladesh in India's second ODI match at Dhaka.The batter smashed an unbeaten 51 off just 28 balls, with three fours and five sixes, coming at number nine after suffering a thumb injury.He struck the ball at a strike rate of 182.14.The batters' six wicket total in international cricket has increased to 502.Chris Gayle of the West Indies has smashed the most number of sixes in international cricket, totaling 553.Former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi (476 sixes), former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum (398 sixes), and New Zealand opener Martin Guptill (383 sixes) are among the other notable six hitters in international cricket behind these two legends.Bangladesh now has an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series. From there, Mehidy Hasan Miraz (100*) and Mahmudullah (77) gave India a match-winning record of 148 runs for the seventh wicket, which helped them to 2717 in their 50 overs.Due to some spectacular bowling by Bangladesh, India was also reduced to 654.Shreyas Iyer (82) continued his golden run with the bat, bowling all-rounder Axar Patel (56) for the fifth wicket.Bangladesh seemed to have made a comeback after these two batters were dismissed, but skipper Rohit came down the order with an injured thumb and nearly stole the game from Bangladesh, smashing an unbeaten 51 off 28 balls with three fours and five sixes.Bangladesh's chances of winning were boosted by a maiden 48th over played by Mohammed Siraj and bowled by Mustafizur Rahman. Shakib also picked up two scalps, while Mustafizur and Mahmudullah each took one wicket.Mehidys all-round show earned him the Man of the Match award.