Rajkot | Jagran Sports Desk: India’s stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma played a wonderful innings to help his team win the second T20 International against Bangladesh in Rajkot on Thursday.

Team India were under considerable pressure after losing the first T20 against the Tigers in Delhi but Rohit played a brilliant innings and helped his team win the second T20 comprehensibly.

During his innings, the 32-year-old batsman hit a flurry of sixes and broke several records. Rohit, who hit 6 sixes in his innings, now holds the record for most sixes by an Indian captain in T20 Internationals.

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The star Indian batsman now has 37 sixes in 17 innings as skipper. MS Dhoni is second on the list with 34 sixes in 62 innings. He is followed by Virat Kohli who has 26 sixes in 26 innings.

Rohit now also holds the record for most sixes in international cricket in 2019. He tops the charts with 66 and counting. He had also held the record in 2017 and 2018 as well wherein he had hit 65 and 74, respectively.

“When I hit three consecutive sixes, I tried to go for six maximums. But when I missed the fourth one, I decided I will take singles. The off-spinner was bowling and I knew there's wasn't much turn. So I was waiting at the crease and trying to hit them,” said Rohit while speaking to Yuzvendra Chahal on ‘Chahal TV’.

“You don't need a huge body and muscles to hit big sixes. Even you (Chahal) can hit sixes. Power is not the only thing you need to hit sixes, you need timing as well. The ball should hit the middle of the bat and your head should be still. When you're playing on a good wicket, if you keep these things in mind, sixes can be easily hit,” he added.

Rohit, who was playing his 100 T20I match, also equalled Kohli’s record for the most fifty-plus scores in the shortest format of the game. The two now have 22 fifty-plus scores in T20Is.

Coming on to the match, India defeated Bangladesh by 8 wickets on Thursday in Rajkot. The bowlers played a huge role in as they restricted the Tigers to just 153 in their 20 overs.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma