When Rohit Sharma is in full flow, cricket becomes so beautiful to watch. His flawless control and great timing before pulling or cutting the ball make him the most dangerous batsman in the game’s shorter formats.
The comparison between Virat Kohli & Rohit Sharma, in my opinion, is logically fallacious as they both play a different role in the team’s batting line-up.
Rohit Sharma’s 264 against Sri Lanka at Eden Gardens is still the highest score by any batsman in an ODI innings. Barring this humongous knock of 264, Rohit also entitles a few more ODI records which we are on the verge of discussing in the content below.
So, here is the list of a few insane Rohit Sharma records in ODI cricket.
Other records broken during Rohit Sharma 264
Rohit Sharma has hit 42 boundaries in the innings of 264 against Sri Lanka. It is the highest number of boundaries scored in an ODI innings. It included 33 Fours & 9 Sixes.
The 33 fours by RO-HIT also account for the most fours hit by the batsman in an ODI match. He is followed by the master batsman Sachin Tendulkar, who hit 25 fours during his 200* knock.
With this knock, the Mumbai batsman became the first to hit two double centuries in the ODI format. Rohit is also the first and the only (currently) cricketer to score 3 ODI double-centuries.
Rohit also ends up facing 173 Balls to score the unbelievable. So that makes him the batsman to face the most balls in an innings in a 50-overs match.
The Records of Sixes
Rohit Sharma, during the years 2018 & 2019, has hit 152 sixes in total in all three formats together, which is the record for any batter in the history of the game over a period of two years.
The 78 and 74 sixes he hit in 2019 & 2018, respectively, also rank top on the list of batters with the most sixes in a calendar year in international cricket. He is now joined by Suryakumar Yadav in 2nd place as the Indian 360-degree star had 74 sixes in 2022.
Rohit Sharma’s 13 Sixes in the 2019 Visakhapatnam Test match against South Africa is the record for the most number of sixes hit in a Test match (both innings together) by a batsman. Here is the list of most sixes hit in a single Test innings.
And he holds the joint-second place in the ODI record for the most maximums in an innings – 16 vs Australia in Bengaluru in 2013.
Finally, regarding the overall list of six hitters, Rohit is the only Indian and second overall to cross a milestone of 500 sixes in international cricket. You can check where Rohit stands in the list of batters with the most sixes in cricket (All Formats) in this blog.
The dominance against Australia
Rohit Sharma always has this liking for the Australian team, against whom he has scored 8 ODI Centuries in 40 innings he played against them.
The 209 against Australia by Rohit Sharma is the highest individual score by any Batsman against Australia; also the only double century against the Aussies.
He is followed by
- Jason Roy (ENG) – 180
- Q De Kock (SA) – 178
- H Gibbs (SA) – 175
- S Tendulkar (IND) – 175
Rohit also holds the record of highest score against Australia in Australia in ODIs (171*)
He also stands tall among the current cricketers who have most runs against the Australian side in ODIs and only below two legendary cricketers in the overall list.
The Indian opener has scored 4 ODI Centuries in Australia, which is the best by any foreign players. His average against Australia at their home is the best for anyone who has scored more than 500 runs.
Going big against the mightiest
Once again, a record against Australia and about Sixes, which shows his dominance against the Australian Team and how much he likes to hit balls on air.
During Australia’s 2019 tour to India, Rohit went past 50 ODI Sixes against his favorite opposition, the Aussies.
Rohit is only the 3rd batter to hit more than 50 ODI Sixes against a single team and the only player to hit more than 50 ODI Sixes against Australia.
Sanath Jayasuriya has hit 53 sixes against India, while Pakistan’s dashing batsman Shahid Afridi achieved this feat three times. Afridi smashed 63 sixes against Sri Lanka, 51 against India, and 50 against New Zealand.
Rohit now has 76 ODI sixes against Australia and leads the all-formats list of most sixes by a batter against one team.
He has hit 107 sixes against Australia in all three formats, which is again an unbeatable feat.
Bonus Read: Most Runs against Single Team in ODI
The fastest Indian to reach 2000 ODI runs in Indian venues
Rohit also passed 2000 ODI runs in India (HOME) in just 42 innings, thereby the quickest Indian to reach 2000 ODI runs in India.
He took only 42 matches to achieve this feat, beating Sourav Ganguly (45) and Virat Kohli (46).
Rohit Sharma was the first cricketer to make his Test debut after playing more than 100 ODIs. He played his debut Test match after playing 108 ODIs.
The Indian captain scored a twin century in his first Test match appearance as an Opener. The Mumbai batsman dealt a lot with boundaries in that game, as he became the only player to hit 13 Sixes in a Test match.
It also included a first-time instance of a batsman scoring 6+ sixes in both innings of a Test match- 6 in the first and 7 in the second.
He is also the only player with 7 consecutive 50+ Test scores on Indian soil!
Rohit Sharma also has an IPL Hat Trick under his name. Can you believe it?!!
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