Rohit Sharma on November 2, 2013 created history by slamming highest number of sixes in an ODI (One-Day International) tie, against Australia in the seventh match at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. Rohit slammed the third double century in ODI cricket’s history, scoring 209 off 158 balls, hitting 12 boundaries and 16 sixes — a new world record.
Rohit clobbered as many as sixes in his innings of 209 to power India to a mammoth total of 383 for six in the final ODI of the seven-match series.
This was Rohit’s second ODI century, after the 26-year-old brought up his maiden in the second ODI of the series at Jaipur.
Rohit broke the Indian record previously held by skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who hit 10 sixes in his innings of 183 against Sri Lanka at Jaipur.
Shane Watson previously held the record of smashing highest number of sixes (15) in an ODI innings.
Here’s the list of players with highest number of sixes in a single ODI innings:
|No of sixes||Score||Player||Team||Opposition||Venue|
|12||157*||Xavier Marshall||West Indies||Canada||King City|
|11||134||Sanath Jayasuriya||Sri Lanka||Pakistan||Singapore|
|11||102||Shahid Afridi||Pakistan||Sri Lanka||Nairobi|
|10||183*||MS Dhoni||India||Sri Lanka||Jaipur|
|10||147*||Mark Boucher||South Africa||Zimbabwe||Potchefstroom|
|10||181*||Matthew Hayden||Australia||New Zealand||Hamilton|