World Cup 2023: The secret of number 45 behind Rohit Sharma’s ‘Mega-Sixer’ record, special message for ‘Universe Boss’

Indian captain after breaking Chris Gayle’s record of most sixes in international cricket Rohit Sharma Said that he has taken inspiration from ‘Universal Boss’ himself in this journey. In the World Cup match against Afghanistan at Ferozshah Kotla ground, Rohit scored 131 runs in 81 balls. He hit five sixes and completed 556 sixes in all three formats, which is three more than Gayle. Rohit touched this figure in 453 matches, which is 30 matches less than Gayle.

Rohit said- Universal Boss is Universal Boss

Rohit said in the video posted by BCCI, Universal Boss is Universal Boss. I have taken inspiration from him only. Over the years we have seen that he is a six-hitting machine. He said, he also wears the same jersey (number 45). I am sure he will be happy because jersey number 45 is the world record in his name.

Rohit Sharma never thought that he would become Sixer King.

Rohit said that it took a lot of hard work to acquire the ability to hit sixes. He said, when I started playing, I never thought that I would be able to hit sixes. A lot of hard work has been put into this and I am happy that it paid off. He said, I am never satisfied and I want to maintain this rhythm. My focus is on that. This is a small moment of happiness for me. He said, this is the World Cup whose format is different. Nine league matches, semi-finals and then the final. It is important for us to make strategy match by match.

Rohit Sharma made these big records

Most ODI centuries as an opening batsman

45 – Sachin Tendulkar

29 – Rohit Sharma

28 – Sanath Jayasuriya

27- Hashim Amla

25 – Chris Gayle

Fastest century in the World Cup (by balls faced)

49 – Aiden Markram (SA) v Sri Lanka, Delhi, 2023

50 – Kevin O’Brien (IRE) vs England, Bengaluru, 2011

51 – Glenn Maxwell (AUS) vs SL, Sydney, 2015

52 – AB de Villiers (South Africa) vs West Indies, Sydney, 2015

57 – Eoin Morgan (England) vs AFG, Manchester, 2019

63 – Rohit Sharma vs AFG, Delhi, 2023

Fastest ODI century for India (with balls faced)

52 – Virat Kohli vs Australia, Jaipur, 2013

60 – Virender Sehwag vs New Zealand, Hamilton, 2009

61 – Virat Kohli vs Australia, Nagpur, 2013

62 – Mohammad Azharuddin vs New Zealand, Baroda, 1988

63 – Rohit Sharma vs AFG, Delhi, 2023

Most centuries in the World Cup

7 – Rohit Sharma

6 – Sachin Tendulkar

5 – Ricky Ponting

5- Kumar Sangakkara

Most ODI centuries

49 – Sachin Tendulkar

47-Virat Kohli

31 – Rohit Sharma

30 – Ricky Ponting

28 – Sanath Jayasuriya