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IND vs. ENG, Third Test: Rohit Sharma moves up the elite list, closing in on Virender Sehwag’s record for India

<p>On the list of Indian hitters who have hit the most sixes in Test cricket, Rohit Sharma has past MS Dhoni to take the second slot. The 36-year-old is now only behind the daring Virender Sehwag, who has hit 103 matches with an astounding 90 sixes. In contrast, Dhoni struck 78 sixes in his 90 Test matches between 2005 and 2014.</p>
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<p>Rohit has the chance to become the first Indian hitter to smash 100 or more sixes in the game’s purest version if his career develops. Only three hitters in Test cricket history have done this: Ben Stokes, Brendon McCullum, and Adam Gilchrist.</p>
<p>On the first day of the Rajkot Test match between India and England, Rohit passed Dhoni. In the second session of play that day, the veteran hit a huge six by putting Joe Root over wide mid-on. Rohit looked to have no trouble clearing the ropes with his shot.</p>
<p>In addition, Rohit is almost done with 600 sixes in international cricket, making him the first hitter to accomplish this incredible achievement.</p>
<p>But in the England series, Rohit had some difficulties. He struggled in the first two Test matches, held in Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam. He scored just 90 runs (averaging 22.50) in four innings. During the tour of South Africa, where bowlers like Kagiso Rabada presented a serious danger, the right-handed batsman also had challenges.</p>
<p>However, Rohit showed promise in the third Test when he scored his half-century off only 71 balls. Additionally, he and Ravindra Jadeja forged an important alliance that helped save India from being reduced to 33 for 3 in 8.5 overs. The pair showed off their fluid hitting abilities, reaching their 100-run partnership in 182 balls.</p>