Rohit Sharma becomes the first batsman to hit 50 sixes in World Cup, breaking Gayle's record.

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Rohit Sharma became the first batsman in the World Cup to hit 50 or more sixes and breaking Chris Gayle's record of hitting 49 sixes. Rohit Sharma has already 51 sixes in this tournament.

Rohit Sharma is now the fourth highest run getter in ICC Knockout matches only behind Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli and Ricky Ponting | Image | ICC/Getty

Rohit Sharma has already hit 28 sixes in the 2023 edition of World Cup. Rohit Sharma also completed his 2,000 runs as captain of India.

Rohit Sharma continues his brilliant form in the ICC CWC 2023 | Associated Press

Rohit Sharma scored 47 runs in 29 deliveries before being caught by Kane Williamson off the bowling of Tim Southee. The skipper scored his runs at a strike rate of over 162.

Rohit Sharma gives Trent Boult the charge | Image - Getty

Rohit has also broken the record for smashing the most sixes in a single World Cup edition, Rohit now has hit 28 sixes in the tournament so far, overtaking Chris Gayle (26 in the 2015 edition).

Rohit Sharma's record 7th World Cup Hundred | Image - Getty

The skipper has scored a century and three fifties in the tournament so far. He is the fourth-highest run-scorer in the tournament so far.

Rohit Sharma on why he decided to bat first | Image - Getty