Who is Team India’s greatest six hitter? Head coach Rahul Dravid reveals his choice

Team India played host to England in a five-match Test series. The series commenced with England clinching victory in the first Test. Nevertheless, the hosts staged a remarkable comeback, securing victories in the subsequent four matches, ultimately claiming the series with an impressive scoreline of 4-1.

Record-breaking sixes in the series

The Test series provided entertainment across various aspects of the game. Fans were treated to gritty and traditional Test cricket innings, alongside witnessing a world record being set for the number of sixes. Remarkably, India and England collectively struck a total of 102 sixes, the highest ever recorded in a Test series. Of these, India contributed 72, while the visiting England team added the remaining 30 to the tally.

Rahul Dravid’s funny response to India’s six-hitting secret

Yashasvi Jaiswal led India’s six-hitting charge, smashing an impressive 29 sixes throughout the series, surpassing Rohit Sharma‘s previous world record for the most sixes in a Test series. In response to inquiries about India’s remarkable six-hitting performance, head coach Rahul Dravid offered a humorous comment.

In a light-hearted moment during an interview on Jio Cinema post-match, Dravid said: “I was just showing (the team) videos of me batting, man. So they are hitting sixes now.”

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Dravid names India’s greatest six hitter

Meanwhile, Dravid also named Team India’s greatest six hitter. He went with the current skipper Rohit affirming his status as a luminary in Indian cricket history. Notably, Rohit’s exceptional ability to strike the ball is celebrated across all formats, as he fearlessly disassembles bowlers with his impeccable timing and strokeplay. He currently sits at an impressive tally of 597 international sixes, and is on the brink of surpassing the colossal 600-mark milestone.

“But it is incredible to watch, and that is one facet of the game that is at a different level. We have got someone (Rohit Sharma) who is the greatest six-hitter India has ever produced. It is phenomenal – the (six) hitting power, the skill, the ability. Every time they hit the ball, it seems to go out. It’s amazing,” Dravid added.

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