New Delhi: The ICC World Cup 2023 hosted by India has had a great start. 10 teams from the world are participating in the Mahakumbh of this World Cup. The Indian team led by Rohit has also made a great start to its journey.
Many new records have been made in this World Cup, which includes the record of fastest century, record of most centuries, and record of most successful run chase. In this World Cup, Indian captain Rohit Sharma has also made the record of most sixes in the history of cricket. He has left Chris Gayle behind in this matter.
Rohit Sharma has also become the first Indian cricketer to hit 300 sixes in ODI cricket history. Even in this World Cup, the world’s top batsmen are hitting sixes during their innings. Let us try to find out through this article today which batsmen have hit the most sixes in this World Cup.
A unique feat has been accomplished in the ODI World Cup 2023 being played in India. In fact, 500 sixes have been hit in the current World Cup, which is a world record. Let us tell you that for the first time in the 48-year history of the World Cup, 500 sixes have been hit in one edition. This figure was touched in the England vs Netherlands match on Wednesday (8 November) at Pune ground. The 500th six was hit during England’s innings. Earlier, the record for most sixes in a single edition was 463, which was hit in the World Cup 2015.
The figure of 500 sixes was completed in just 40 matches. There are still 8 matches to be played in the tournament. In such a situation, it would not be surprising if the number of six reaches 600. It is noteworthy that South Africa is the team that has hit the most sixes in a single season of the World Cup. South Africa recently made this record by defeating England (76 sixes). South Africa has so far hit 84 sixes in 8 league matches in the World Cup 2023. At the same time, Australia is currently at joint second place in this list. He has also hit 76 sixes.
Rohit Sharma, popularly known as ‘Hitman’, and Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell are the players who have hit the most sixes in the current tournament. Both have hit 22-22 sixes. Indian captain Rohit did this in eight matches and Maxwell did this in seven matches. After him is Australia’s experienced opener David Warner, who hit 20 sixes in eight matches. Pakistan’s opener Fakhar Zaman and South Africa’s wicketkeeper batsman Quinton de Kock have hit 18 sixes each.