India's belligerent opener Rohit Sharma who has scaled many milestones in the shortest form of the game is on the cusp of attaining yet another personal milestone in his glittering international career. The explosive opener is just one six away from becoming the first Indian to reach 400 sixes in international cricket.
If Rohit attains the milestone in the T20I series opener against West Indies at Hyderabad on Thursday, he will join a select list of two other batting greats in Shahid Afridi (476 sixes) and Chris Gayle (534 sixes) , who have scored over 400 sixes in their international career.
Rohit has been a stalwart for India at the top of the order in limited overs cricket. While his Test career did not hit the same heights for a long time, the Indian team's decision to let him open the batting seems to have done the trick.
In his first series as India's Test opener against South Africa in October, Rohit broke the record for most sixes hit during a Test series by hitting 19 maximums. He scored a whopping 529 runs in four innings which included a maiden Test double ton.
Rohit will next be seen when India take on the West Indies in a limited overs series starting on December 6. The two sides first play a three-match T20I series and that will be followed by an ODI series consisting of as many matches.