Rohit Sharma broke a record on Day 3 of the Headingley Test match
Rohit Sharma broke a record on Day 3 of the Headingley Test match. Rohit hit Robinson for a six over third base in the 16th over of the second inning. With the six, Rohit surpassed Kapil Dev on the record of most sixes struck by an Indian player in test matches. This was Rohit’s 62nd six in Test Cricket, one more than Kapil Dev’s previous high of 61. The list is led by India’s former flashy opener, Virender Sehwag. Sehwag leads the record with 90 sixes, followed by Dhoni (78), and, unexpectedly, Sachin Tendulkar (69). Tendulkar was most renowned for his along-the-ground smashes, but the “Little Master” could also knock the spinners with his feet for a huge six.
On the Ultraedge, there was no bat. Then there was the ball-tracking. The hit was on the midsection and leg, however because of the angle, it was falling. The choice to seek the DRS review proved to be a wise one. Unfortunately for Indian supporters, KL Rahul did not last long on the field. Rahul edged the ball off the shoulder of the bat to the right of the first slip in the 18th over, with Overton bowling. Bairstow dived and caught Rahul with one hand, dismissing him on 8 runs (54).