The first Test match between India and Australia is being played at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur. In the first innings, the Indian team took a lead of 223 runs. The contribution of captain Rohit Sharma and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja remained the most important. Mohammad Shami was also able to contribute significantly along with Jadeja and Axar Patel in the last overs. Shami hit three incredible sixes in the first innings and surpassed even the legendary Indian batsmen in the special list.
Although Mohammad Shami is the legendary fast bowler of the Indian team, he beat former captain Virat Kohli in the special list of batsmen. Virat Kohli has 24 Test sixes to his name. Shami has now surpassed Virat with 25 Test sixes. Mohammad Shami came out to bat in the first innings of the Nagpur Test on Saturday (February 11). He smashed 37 runs off 47 balls with the help of three sixes and two fours. Shami’s runs were important to raise the team’s score. India’s first innings was wrapped up on 400 runs.
Virat Kohli (24), Ravi Shastri (22), Yuvraj Singh (22), Irfan Pathan (18), KL Rahul (17), Cheteshwar Pujar (15), Shikhar Dhawan (12), Rahul Dravid (21), Mohammad Azharuddin (19) and K Srikanth (19) compared to Indian legends Mohammad Shami has moved ahead. Shami hit 25 sixes, one more than Virat.
Meanwhile, if we consider the overall number of sixes in Test cricket for India, the first place in the list comes from Virendra Sehwag. Sehwag has 90 Test sixes to his name. The name of former captain MS Dhoni is on the second place. Dhoni hit 78 sixes in his Test career. In the third place is the great Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar, who hit a total of 69 Test sixes in his career. (Mohammad Shami also surpassed Virat Kohli and Rahul Dravid in terms of Test sixes)
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