India vs Nz: Rohit Sharma breaks MS Dhoni’s record, surpasses Gilchrist


Hyderabad: Indian captain Rohit Sharma created several records in the first ODI against New Zealand on Wednesday. In an innings of just 34 runs, he broke the records of his senior partner Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Australia’s dashing wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist. He hit two sixes in his innings and at the same time became the Indian batsman with the most sixes in the country.

In fact, Dhoni has hit 123 sixes in ODIs at home in his illustrious career. In the third over of India’s innings, Rohit hit a lofted drive over Henry Shipley’s extra cover for a six. With this, he left MS Dhoni’s record of 123 sixes. However, he hit another six after this, taking his tally to 125.

On the other hand, during his innings, Rohit also surpassed former Australian wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist (9619 runs) in ODIs. The right-handed batsman was dismissed for 34 runs off 38 balls, including two sixes and four fours. He now has 9630 runs in ODIs. Daryl Mitchell was caught at mid on by Blair Tickner in the match. Rohit Sharma scored 142 runs in the recently concluded three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka. He will look to score big in the other matches of the series in Raipur (January 21) and Indore (January 24).

Talking about the match, led by Rohit Sharma, India made some changes in the first ODI against New Zealand on Wednesday. Vice-captain Hardik Pandya returned while Shardul Thakur, Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav were included in the playing eleven. Meanwhile, KL Rahul was rested for the ODIs while Shreyas Iyer was ruled out due to injury.

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