Current Indian captain Rohit Sharma is known as a hitman. Rohit Sharma is known for his brilliant sixes. But do you know how Rohit Sharma got the name “Hitman” and who called him Hitman first? The Indian captain himself revealed this. Rohit Sharma told that in 2013 he got the name Hitman.
Former Indian coach Ravi Shastri was instrumental in naming Rohit Sharma hitman. Speaking of his name as a killer, Rohit Sharma said: “I scored my first double century in ODIs against Australia in 2013 and in that match I shot 16 sixes, which was a world record.” Afterwards, in the post presentation, one person said to me: ” You’re an assassin,” and then Ravi Shastri said, assassin on the air, assassin came from here.”
Rohit Sharma has no answer when it comes to hitting visible sixes. Sixes come out of Rohit’s racquet in all three cricket formats. At T20 International, Hitman holds the record for hitting the maximum number of 182 sixes. Rohit Sharma is number three when it comes to getting the maximum six in ODIs. He has hit 275 ODI sixes so far. West Indies’ Chris Gayle is first with 351 sixes and former Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Afridi is second with 331 sixes.
In addition, Rohit Sharma has hit 534 sixes (in all three formats) in his international career. He is second in international cricket for making the maximum number of sixes. Chris Gayle tops the list with 553 sixes. Rohit Sharma may soon break Chris Gayle’s record.