Take notes: ‘The Hitman’ Rohit Sharma reveals the secret to hitting sixes!

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Current Indian T20 captain Rohit Sharma was in fine form on Thursday as he took the Bangladesh bowling attack to the cleaners, scoring 85 off just 43 balls which included a whooping 6 fours and 6 sixes.

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In the course of his fine innings, Rohit smashed Bangladesh spinner Mosaddek for 3 consecutive sixes in an over. Speaking on ‘Chahal TV’ following the game, Rohit revealed that he wanted to go the full monty.

“When I hit three consecutive sixes, I tried to go for six maximums. But when I missed the fourth one, I decided I will take singles. The off-spinner was bowling and I knew there’s wasn’t much turn. So I was waiting at the crease and trying to hit them,” Rohit Sharma said.

Giving tips on how to smash huge sixes like himself, Rohit spoke on the lines of needing to apply timing and precision rather than go fully on power and big muscles. In addition to that, he also talked about the head positions prior to the ball being delivered.

“You don’t need a huge body and muscles to hit big sixes. Power is not the only thing you need to hit sixes, you need timing as well. The ball should hit the middle of the bat and your head should be still. When you’re playing on a good wicket, if you keep these things in mind, sixes can be easily hit,” he said.

Rohit’s knock saw India chase down the target of 154 in just 15.4 overs. In the course of his epic innings, Rohit also happened to break the record for most sixes by an Indian captain in T20I.

Despite missing out on his 5th T20I century, Rohit said that he was content in providing a good start for India in the run chase.

“A good start was important for the team and one batsman playing a long innings was also important. We have seen often that if a batsman plays long innings, the team wins, more often than not.

I was a bit disappointed to get out at the wrong time. However, I am very happy about the team’s performance because we were under a bit of pressure ahead of the Rajkot match,” he concluded.