In fact, Dhoni had hit 123 sixes in ODIs at home during his illustrious career. In the third over of India’s innings, Rohit hit a lofted drive over extra cover off Henry Shipley for a six. With this, he left behind MS Dhoni’s record of 123 sixes. However, after this he hit another six, taking his sixes count to 125.
On the other hand, during his innings, Rohit also surpassed former Australia wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist (9619 runs) in ODIs. The right-handed batsman was dismissed for 34 off 38 balls, which included two sixes and four fours. His name now has 9630 runs in ODIs. In the match, he was caught at mid-on by Daryl Mitchell off Blair Tickner. Rohit Sharma scored 142 runs in the recently concluded three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka at home. He would like to score big in the other matches of the series to be held in Raipur (January 21) and Indore (January 24).
Talking about the match, under the leadership of Rohit Sharma, India made some changes in the first ODI against New Zealand on Wednesday. Shardul Thakur, Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav were included in the playing XI, while vice-captain Hardik Pandya returned. Meanwhile, KL Rahul has been rested for the ODIs and Shreyas Iyer has been ruled out due to injury.
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