India vs Australia: Rohit Sharma on the verge of joining elite list in Sydney T20I

Written by Vipin Darwade

India opener Rohit Sharma will join a list of elite players if he manages to hit a few deliveries out of park in the third and the final match of the T20 series against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Sunday.

Rohit is just four sixes away from scoring a century of maximums in the shortest format of the game. So far, the right-hander as hit 96 sixes in 81 innings and is placed third on the list of most number of maximums hit by a batsman in T20Is.

If he manages to cross the thee-figure mark, Rohit will become the third cricketer after Windies hotshot Chris Gayle and New Zealand star Martin Guptill to hit a century of sixes.

So far, he has amassed 2214 runs in his career and is only 57 runs away from becoming the highest run-getter in the format. Currently, Guptill holds the top-spot in the list.

The drawn 2nd T20I at MCG meant that the Indian team cannot continue their 7-series winning streak in the shortest format but they do have the opportunity to pull themselves level and end the contest at level 1-1. The third and final T20I will be played on Sunday (November 25) at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

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