Rajkot: India captain Rohit Sharma has revealed that he wanted to hit six sixes in an over during the second T20I against Bangladesh in Rajkot on Thursday night (November 7).

Thanks to Rohit’s hurricane knock, India thrashed the visitors by eight wickets to level the three-match series 1-1. Rohit blitzed 85 off just 43 balls with six fours and six sixes.

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Chasing 154 from 20 overs, India coasted to victory in the 16th over for the loss of Rohit and Shikhar Dhawan (31).

In the 10th over, Rohit smashed three consecutive sixes off off-spinner Mosaddek Hossain. The right-hander attempted for the fourth maximum off the fourth ball of the innings but missed out.

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Later, speaking to teammate Yuzvendra Chahal on “Chahal TV”, Rohit, who played in his 100th T20I, said he was aiming to hit six sixes in that over.

“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,” the Mumbai batsman said.

Rohit, who holds the record of hitting most sixes (37 in 17 innings) in T20Is by an Indian captain, said one doesn’t need big muscles to smash the ball over the boundary.

“You don't need a huge body and muscles to hit big sixes. Even you (Chahal) can hit 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,” Rohit said.

Now, India and Bangladesh will play in the third and deciding T20I on Sunday (November 10) in Nagpur.