MS Dhoni overtakes Rohit Sharma for most sixes for India in ODIs

first_imgBrief scores: India (240/4) beat Australia (236/7) by 6 wickets to take 1-0 lead in 5-match series. Jadhav (81*), Dhoni (59*), Kohli (44), Coulter-Nile (2/46).MS Dhoni, on Saturday, became the most profilic six-hitter for India in one-day internationals as he hit his 216th six for India in the first ODI against Australia at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. Prior to the match, Dhoni and Rohit Sharma were both tied with 215 sixes but Dhoni overtook the latter to register most sixes.The milestone six came for Dhoni off Nathan Coulter-Nile as the former captain tonked the quick over long on, courtesy the strong bottom-hand grip of his.Dhoni now leads the list of most sixes for India in ODIs that consists of massive names like Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Yuvraj Singh and Virender Sehwag.INDIA VS AUSTRALIA LIVE SCORE, 1ST ODIWhile Dhoni leads the list with 216 sixes, Rohit Sharma is a close second with 215. Third on the list is Tendulkar with 195 sixes to his name while Ganguly (189), Yuvraj Singh (153) and Sehwag (131) complete the top six.Apart from a list full of Indians, Dhoni also overtook Sri Lankan legend Sanath Jayasuriya after registering the 353rd six of his career. Before his six in the first ODI, Dhoni and Jayasuriya were tied at fourth spot in the list of most sixes in international cricket.Chris Gayle leads that list with over 500 sixes while Shahid Afridi (476) and Brendon McCullum (398) make the top three.Dhoni is also fourth on the list on most ODI sixes in career, a list that is led by Shahid Afridi.advertisementIndian bowlers put up a solid show in Hyderabad as they restricted Australia to 236/7 in 50 overs. In reply, India had Shikhar Dhawan fall for a duck but Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli struck a 76-run stand to stabilise the innings before Kohli fell for 44. Rohit (37) and Rayudu (13) soon followed suit, leaving Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav with the job in the middle.Dhoni got off to a slow start in the innings but took control towards the end, as he and Jadhav began taking the game away from Australia once again.In the end, a brilliant 81 not out from Jadhav meant India were on course to the win. Dhoni finished the match in style with two boundaries.Also Read | Virat Kohli awestruck with Rohit Sharma’s unbelievable scoop shotAlso Read | 11 years of Virat Kohli’s U-19 World Cup triumph: Legends pay tribute to India skipperlast_img