Rohit Sharma had finally realised his long-lasting dream to score an overseas test hundred. He is going through a prolific period in test cricket since he started to open in tests since 2019 immediately after the ODI world cup . After high scores in-home tests, Rohit missed the New Zealand 2 match test series due to an injury and finally played his first overseas series as an opener in Australia where he batted really well but could not get a big score.
Finally, the opportunity came in England. After a pair of 30s in the WTC final where he looked good, Rohit threatened to score a hundred almost every time he stepped out to bat in the England series and went very close at Lords when Anderson bowled him for 83 .
Finally, he came good at the Oval in the 2nd innings when after playing a glorious knock, he jumped from 94 to 100 but lofting Moeen Ali over long on for a huge six.
That was Rohit’s 440th six in international cricket. Currently, he is at the 3rd spot after Chris Gayle (550 sixes) and Shahid Afridi (476 sixes).
Below Rohit there is Brendon Mccullum with 398 sixes and MS Dhoni with 359 sixes and both have retired.
As Rohit looks pretty much fit and fine at 34, it is expected that he will go upwards in his six hitting and will cross Afridi soon and challenge Gayle for the top spot.