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Rohit already holds the record for being the highest run scorer in T20Is. @ AFP

Flamboyant India batsman Rohit Sharma has smashed the record for the most number of sixes in Twenty20 Internationals during his innings of 67 in the second T20I against West Indies at Lauderhill in Florida on Sunday. Rohit, who hit Sunil Narine over deep midwicket in the 11th over to get to the record, was just two short of eclipsing the record in the shortest format of the game previously held by Chris Gayle. He now has 107 sixes in 96 T20Is.

Gayle has 105 sixes to his credit in 58 matches and is followed by Martin Guptill,who has smashed 103 maximums in 76 T20I matches he has played till now.

However, the 39-year-old West Indian will not be able to add to his sixes tally as he has been rested for the T20Is series against India and will feature in the subsequent ODI series.

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Rohit already holds the record for being the highest run scorer in T20Is. He has amassed 2331 runs so far at an average of 32.37 with four hundreds and 16 half centuries.

Name Country No. of sixes No. of matches
Rohit Sharma India 107 96
Chris Gayle West Indies 105 58
Martin Guptill New Zealand 103 76
Colin Munro New Zealand 92 52
Brendan McCullum New Zealand 91 71
Shane Watson Australia 83 58
Eoin Morgan England 81 81
Aaron Finch Australia 79 52
David Warner Australia 79 70
Glenn Maxwell Australia 78 59

Rohit has been in the news for his alleged frosty relationship with captain Virat Kohli ever since India lost to New Zealand in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 semi-final. However, both Kohli and head coach Ravi Shastri have denied the reports with the India captain terming the rumours “baffling”.

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Rohit doesn’t follow Kohli on Instagram and recently he unfollowed Anushka Sharma — wife of India skipper too, which added fuel to the rift rumours. Kohli still follows Rohit on the picture sharing website, but not his wife Ritika Sajdeh. Anushka also doesn’t follow Ritika and Rohit on Instagram and same is the case with Ritika, who doesn’t follow the Indian skipper and his wife.