With the Advent of t20 cricket, batsmen now try to smash more sixes in order to score more and because of the same they are able to score centuries very easily. However, there have been a few cricketers who made everyone sit on the edge of their seats after smashing back to back three consecutive sixes 6,6,6.
Here, in this article, we bring you five such batsmen who have smashed hattrick of sixes oftentimes and made the game look so easy. Have a look:
1. Shahid Afridi:
Former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi created a sensation in his first ODI innings by scoring a century off just 37 balls. Following which he became a big name all around the world for his aggressive batting. As far as hitting three consecutive sixes is concerned, Shahid Afridi has hit a hat-trick of sixes twice in ODIs and once in international T20 and also once in Tests.
2. Chris Gayle:
The legendary West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle is considered as one of the most explosive batsmen in the shortest format of the game. The Universal Boss has smashed the bowlers for three consecutive sixes in three balls many times in his career. He achieved this feat twice in ODIs, twice in T20Is and once in Test cricket.
3. AB de Villiers:
Me.360 is one of the most destructive batsmen of all time. His one of the best performances in T20 includes the one where he smashed a century in just 31 balls in ODI. As far as smashing three consecutive sixes is concerned, AB de Villiers has achieved this feat 6 times that includes 3 times in international T20, twice in ODI and once in Tests.
4. Hardik Pandya:
The Indian all-rounder, Hardik Pandya is known for his brilliance in all the departments of cricket. He has achieved this feat 7 times that includes 5 times in ODI cricket, and once in T20IS and Test cricket.
5. Rohit Sharma:
The ‘Hitman’ Sharma of the cricket world is known for smashing big shots on the field. Rohit Sharma has smashed three consecutive sixes off three balls a maximum number of times — 8 times, that includes 4 times in ODIs and 3 times in T20Is and once in the longest format of the game.