ndia vs West Indies 5th ODI Thiruvananthapuram: Rohit Sharma Needs Two Sixes to Join MS Dhoni in Elite List – Rohit on Verge of a Special Double Ton, Could Join MS Dhoni in Elite Club
India vs West Indies 5th ODI Thiruvananthapuram: Rohit Sharma has been in ominous form off late, he already has registered two scores in excess of 150+ in the ongoing five-match ODI series against Windies. Rohit is now on the cusp of joining MS Dhoni in elite list by hitting two sixes. MS Dhoni is the only Indian cricketer who has hit 200+ sixes in ODI’s and Rohit is two shy of that mark. Given the form he is in, no one can put this beyond him.
Rohit has been in great six-hitting form. With his knock of 152* in the Guwahati ODI, he surpassed Sourav Ganguly in the list of most sixes by an Indian batter. And later with his 157 in the fourth game of the series, he overhauled Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar.
Meanwhile, India has a 2-1 lead in the series and would be hoping to finish with a win at Thiruvananthapuram.
Dhoni currently has 218 sixes to his name and Rohit has 198. Rohit is seventh in the world in the sixes list, where Shahid Afridi with 351 sixes tops the list and he is followed by hris Gayle (275), Sanath Jayasuriya (270), Dhoni, AB de Villiers (204).
Rohit also has the chance of joining Virat Kohli to the 1000-run mark in ODIs in 2018. Rohit needs 33 while Dhawan needs 109 runs for 1000 runs while Kohli will again finish the year with highest runs both for India and in the world.
Kohli has 1169 runs in 13 innings. Kohli recently became the only Indian to slam three consecutive ODI centuries as an Indian. Virat Kohli’s India look favourites to win the final game and claim their sixth straight bilateral home series win in the format.