India vs West Indies: Rohit Sharma breaks Chris Gayle record for most sixes in T20Is

first_img No data available! India vs West Indies: Rohit Sharma breaks Chris Gayle record for most sixes in T20IsRohit Sharma needed four sixes to eclipse Chris Gayle to set the new record for most maximums in T20 international cricket before the three-match between India and West Indies. scorecard commentary view more view lesscenter_img advertisement graphs Rohan Sen LauderhillAugust 4, 2019UPDATED: August 4, 2019 22:14 IST Rohit Sharma set a new record for most sixes in T20I. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRohit Sharma has set a new record for most sixes in T20ISharma surpassed Chris Gayle for most sixes in the shortest format of the gameIndia won the first T20 of the 3-match series by 4 wicketsIndia vice-captain Rohit Sharma on Sunday set a new world record for the most sixes hit by a batsman in T20 international cricket in the ongoing 2nd match between India and West Indies at Lauderhill in Florida.Rohit Sharma overtook West Indies legend Chris Gayle to set the new record with his 106th six in T20I cricket. Rohit was four behind Gayle’s mark of 105 before the start of this match. Martin Guptill (103), Colin Munro (92) and Brendon McCullum (91) complete the top five.Rohit got to the milestone in the 11th over when he hit Sunil Narine for his second six in the match. Rohit had hit two sixes in the first match on Saturday.Rohit is already the highest six-hitter for India in ODI cricket with 232, a feat which he achieved last year. He is ranked 4th in the overall list in the 50-over format.Rohit has been in superb form with the bat this year and was the highest run-scorer in last month’s Cricket World Cup 2019 with 648 runs from 10 matches.There were rumours of a rift between Rohit and captain Virat Kohli after the World Cup ended with India crashing out in the semi-finals but the Mumbai batsman seems to be unfazed with all the news doing the rounds off the field.Continuing from where he left off in the World Cup, Rohit seems to have taken the mantle of the batting mainstay in the Indian lineup from Kohli. Rohit is already the highest run-scorer in T20I cricket with Guptill (2272) and Kohli (2263) just behind him.advertisementRohit is also the only batsman to hit four hundreds in T20I cricket. He is averaging over 32 and has a strike rate of over 137 in the format in international cricket with 16 fifties to his name.Also SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Rohit SharmaFollow India VS West Indieslast_img read more

Saudi Arabia orders Rizanas execution

Meanwhile Amnesty International said that after exhausting all of her appeals, Rizana Nafeek is at imminent risk of execution in Saudi Arabia for a crime she allegedly committed while under the age of 18.Amnesty International urged the Saudi King to commute her death sentence, particularly given Saudi Arabia’s obligations as a state party to the Convention on the Rights of the Child and taking into account the uncertainty over Rizana Nafeek’s age. (Colombo Gazette)Related story: Saudi Arabia’s Interior Ministry under Prince Mohammed bin Nayef bin Abdul Aziz has issued instructions for Rizana Nafeek’s execution, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said today.HRW however said that under the system of qisas (retaliation) that governs murder cases in Saudi Arabia, the baby’s parents may still grant Nafeek a pardon or seek blood money in compensation. President Mahinda Rajapaksa sent an appeal to King Abdullah on January 6, 2013, requesting a stay of the execution until a settlement can be reached between the baby’s family and a Saudi reconciliation committee. Nafeek had been working in Saudi Arabia for two weeks in 2005 when the ‘Utaibi family’s 4-month-old baby died in her care. Nafeek retracted a confession that she said was made under duress, and says that the baby died in a choking accident while drinking from a bottle. Authorities have incarcerated Nafeek in Dawadmi prison since 2005.Past Human Rights Watch interviews with Sri Lankan embassy officials and reporting from Arab News found serious problems with Nafeek’s access to lawyers and competent interpreters during her interrogation and trial. Nafeek had no access to legal counsel until after a court in Dawadmi sentenced her to death by beheading in 2007. “The Saudi king and interior minister should immediately cancel the execution orders against Rizana Nafeek,” said Nisha Varia, senior women’s rights researcher at Human Rights Watch. “Saudi officials should then meet with the baby’s family and Sri Lankan authorities to make sure the death penalty won’t be considered again.” read more