On Tuesday, Indian captain Rohit Sharma etched his name into history as the seasoned batsman tied a global record during India’s match against Australia in the first T20I. The Indian captain, known as the Hitman for his forceful batting style, made history in the first game of the three-match series between India and Australia at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium by slamming his first six of the game.

In the second over of the Indian innings, Rohit Sharma, who was leading the Men in Blue’s batting attack against Australia in the first T20I, smacked Pat Cummins for a flat six. By hitting the most sixes in T20I cricket history, the senior hitter has tied New Zealand’s Martin Guptill for the record. Rohit is the all-time highest scorer in T20I cricket, and during his remarkable career, he has blasted 172 sixes. In addition, Guptill, a dominant T20I player for New Zealand, has hit 172 sixes in his career.

In the shortest version of the game, Rohit Sharma, the captain of India across all formats, has struck 323 fours and 171 sixes. The renowned West Indian batsman Chris Gayle, who slammed 124 sixes in 79 matches for the Men from the Caribbean, follows Rohit and Guptill on the list of six hitters. The Universe Boss is followed on the elusive list by Australian captain Aaron Finch (117) and former England captain Eoin Morgan (120 sixes).

Speaking about the game, Rohit had a forgettable performance as the Indian captain and was out for a cheap run in the first T20I encounter against Australia. Virat Kohli, who was playing well, left the game for 2 off 7 balls while Rohit scored 11 off 9 balls. KL Rahul, India’s opener, scored a tough 50 against the Finch-led team. In the first T20I of the three-match series, Rahul hit 55 off 35 balls. Before Hardik Pandya’s brief appearance, Indian middle-order batsman Suryakumar Kumar contributed a key knock of 46 off 25 balls, helping India reach a difficult total in the 20-over match.