New Delhi: Cricket lovers got to see a lot of fours and sixes during the match between India and Afghanistan in the World Cup 2023. In the match, captain Rohit Sharma played an inning of 131 runs in just 84 balls with the help of 16 fours and five sixes and played an important role in India’s resounding 8-wicket victory. In the match, while the Afghan team hit 25 fours and seven sixes, the Indian batsmen hit 28 fours and eight sixes.
‘Hitman’ Rohit Sharma had hit the longest six of the World Cup 2023 of 93 meters during his century, but this record was broken in this match. Shreyas Iyer left Rohit Sharma behind by hitting a 101 meter long six. Shreyas remained unbeaten in the match after scoring 25 runs in 23 balls with one six and one four.
Shreyas Iyer hit this 101 meter long six on the ball of Afghanistan bowler Mujeeb ur Rehman. In the 33rd over of the innings, he came forward and blasted Mujeeb’s ball into the long on boundary area for a six. This is the longest six of the tournament so far. With this six, the Indian team’s score of 250 runs was completed.
Shortly before Shreyas’s six, Rohit had hit a 93 meter six in the same match. The third longest six of this World Cup is in the name of South African all-rounder Marco Jansen, who achieved this feat in the match against Sri Lanka. At fourth place is England captain Jos Buttler, who hit an 88 meter long six in the opening match of this World Cup against New Zealand. The fifth longest six of World Cup 2023 is recorded in Butler’s name only. He also hit an 87 meter long six in the opening match against New Zealand.
Of course, the longest six in the World Cup 2023 is currently in the name of Shreyas, but this six of 101 meters is not even close to the longest six ever hit in international cricket. The longest six in world cricket is recorded in the name of Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi, who hit a 153 meter long six in the match against South Africa in 2013.
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