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Virat Kohli becomes first cricketer to hit 100 million followers on Instagram

  • Mar 02, 2021
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The India captain joined Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, Argentine Lionel Messi, former Hollywood actor and wrestler Dwayne " The Rock '' Johnson, American singer-songwriter Beyonce, and Ariana Grande in the 100 million clubs.Indian captain Virat Kohli added another feather to his shining hat by becoming the first cricketer to reach 100 million followers on the social media platform to share photos and Instagram videos on Monday.The India captain joined Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, Argentine Lionel Messi, former Hollywood actor, and wrestler Dwayne " The Rock '' Johnson, American singer-songwriter Beyonce, and Ariana Grande in the 100 million clubs.Virat Kohli is also the fourth most followed athlete on Instagram. Ronaldo tops the list (athlete) with 266 million followers, while Messi ranks second on the list with 187 million followers on the Facebook-owned platform.Virat Kohli, who ranks first in the ICC's ODI Ranking, debuted in the format in August 2008. India's Leader scored 12,040 points in the 251 ODI with an average of 59.31.Virat Kohli represented India in 90 events, scoring 7,490 points with a high of 254*. In T20I cricket, he played 85 matches, winning 2,928 rounds with a hit rate of 138.43.The Indian captain is currently preparing for the fourth and final test against England, which starts on Thursday. The hosts are sparing no effort to prepare for the next match at Narendra Modi.Cricket Board India (BCCI) shared a video on Twitter on Monday to look at players sweating online. In the video, Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane can be seen hitting the net, while Rohit Sharma can be seen talking to coach Ravi Shastri.Players have also worked on their field skills, ensuring the team is well prepared in all divisions when they face the English side in the last game of the series.In the ongoing series, Rohit, Axar Patel, and Ravichandran Ashwin were featured artists and now, on the fourth audition, Raban Kohli will seek to attend the party and end the century's drought.The last time Virat Kohli scored a century ago was in 2019 for a day and night event against Bangladesh in Eden Gardens.If India manages to win or take the final test against England, the team will qualify for the World Test Championship (WTC) Final and the team will face New Zealand in the summit match.Also Read: Road Safety World Series 2021: Full list of matches(timetable), venues, ticket booking

Most sixes in international cricket

Whose Player Hits Most Sixes in International & Test Cricket

  • Apr 19, 2022
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Cricket has evolved over the years and so is batting. Only Test cricket existed before the 70’s when batters were required to show reliance and stay at the crease for long. However, the introduction of limited-overs cricket enhanced the significance of the run rate. With a certain limit in the number of deliveries, batters started focusing on scoring runs at a brisk pace alongside keeping their wickets safe.The need to run fast also motivated hitters to play big shots and hit sixes in international cricket. Hitting the ball on the strings is definitely not bread and butter, because hitting the ball with a six takes strength and timing. In the old days, players didn't really insist on taking the regional path. However, modern cricket is fast approaching and the sixth play is becoming mainstream.It wouldn't be wrong to say that the introduction of the T20 format made six hits popular. However, there were players who did not mind sending the ball over the ropes even in the longest form. In particular, the red ball speaks more than the white ball. However, in the midst of any challenge, a certain breed of hitter would support his impressive hitting skills. As of now, former New Zealand captain Brendon McCollum (107) and former Australian goalkeeper Adam Gilchrist (100) are the only two players to hit the 100 Six in Test format.Most sixes in Test matches:NameTeamSixesMatchesRunsBrendon McCullumNew Zealand1071016453Adam GilchristAustralia100965570Chris GayleWest Indies981037214Jacques KallisSouth Africa9716613289Virender SehwagIndia911048586Big hits and smashing sixes have definitely become an important aspect of batting in today's cricket. However, one must not forget that the international bowlers' confrontation with the cleaners requires batting. Therefore, taking six races out of one go requires some skill and skill. However, current players like Rohit Sharma, David Warner, and Ben Stokes have tasted success in all forms with their aggressive approach.Most sixes in international cricket:NameTeamSixesMatchesRunsChris GayleWest Indies55047819548Shahid AfridiPakistan47652411196Rohit SharmaIndia43837914900Brendon McCullumNew Zealand39843214676MS DhoniIndia35953817266Speaking of the most sixes in international cricket, universe chief Chris Gayle tops the list with 550 six across all three formats. Notably, this West Indies player is still an active cricketer and has all the potential to increase his numbers. Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi (476) and Indian opener Rohit Sharma (436) are the only other two players to hit the 400+ sixes in international cricket.Also, Read - Who are The Best Cricketers in the World | Pitch High