Rohit Sharma was back in form with his 89 runs in the fifth T20I of Nidahas tri-national tournament. He achieved another record, scored 75 sixes in T20Is. With this record, he surpassed Yuvraj Singh’s record of 74 sixes in the T20Is. He scored his 13th half-century in the T20Is. He regained his form after his poor show since the tour to South Africa. This right-handed batsman slammed five boundaries and five sixes to score 89 runs off 61 balls in the 5th T20I of Nidahas tournament.Rohit Sharma’s poor performance was being trolled in the social media and with his performance, he put an end to the criticism. He was named as the stand-in captain for this series in the absence of skipper Virat Kohli. Rohit has the capability to win the match on his own and has a good record as the captain. He led the team for a three T20I series earlier and then the team won two matches.
He did not score well in the previous matches but did very well in the fifth T20I. He stood as the Indian cricketer who scored the highest number of scores in the T20Is.
Chris Gayle, the Caribbean six-machine scored 103 sixes and shares the top place with New Zealand cricketer Martin Guptill. Brendon McCullum secured third place with 91 sixes. Shane Watson and David Warner are in fourth and fifth positions with 83 and 79 sixes respectively.
Rohit Sharma is preceded by Colin Munro and Eoin Morgan in sixth and seventh positions with 78 and 76 sixes respectively.
Earlier in the fifth T20I of Nidahas tournament, India batted first and scored 176 runs for the loss of 3 wickets. Rohit and Dhawan made a good start and Shikhar Dhawan departed at the score of 35 runs. Suresh Raina joined Rohit and made a score of 47 runs. Rohit Sharma scored his fifty from 42 balls. He was dismissed as he got run out for the last ball of the innings.
Rohit Sharma is a specialist opener for the team, especially in the short cricket format.