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IPL 2021: Rohit Sharma becomes first Indian batsman to smash 400 T20 sixes

IPL 2021: Rohit Sharma becomes first Indian batsman to smash 400 T20 sixes

Rohit Sharma on Tuesday became the first Indian batsman to hit 400 T20 sixes in Mumbai Indians' emphatic win over Rajasthan Royals in Match 51 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 in Sharjah.

Apart from Rohit, no other Indian batsman has managed to hit more than 350 sixes in the shortest format.

Rohit has hit 133 sixes for India, 227 in the IPL, 16 in the Champions League T20 and the remaining 24 in other T20 competitions during his 14-year career so far.

CSK batsman Suresh Raina(325) is the second Indian on the list of most sixes, followed by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Virat Kohli (320) and Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni (304).

In the list of most sixes in T20s, veteran West Indies batsman Chris Gayle leads the tally with a mammoth total of 1042 sixes.

Gayle is the only batsman in the history of the format to hit more than 1000 sixes.

Current West Indies limited-overs captain Kieron Pollard (758) is second in the list followed by Andre Russell (510), Brendon McCullum (485), Shane Watson (467) and AB de Villiers (434).

On Tuesday, Rohit scored 22 runs off 13 balls as MI comfortably chased down the target of 91 runs set by RR, with eight wickets to spare. MI hit the winning runs in the ninth over of their innings to inflict a humiliating defeat on RR.

The victory boosted MI's hopes of playoff qualification and dealt a major setback to those of RR.

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