6 Batsmen Who Have Hit 6 Sixes In An Over

6 Batsmen Who Have Hit 6 Sixes In An Over: Six-hitting has always been a jaw-dropping aspect of cricket, though it’s become a norm in the modern game with the rules in white-ball cricket favouring the batters.

However, smashing six sixes in one over still remains a rare feat, achieved only by a few cricketers. And there remains a decent chance that it will be repeated and repeated going forward in limited-overs cricket.

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Here are six batsmen who have hit 6 sixes in an over:

Ravi Shastri

Ravi Shastri
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Swashbuckling former Indian all-rounder was, in fact, the first Indian known to have hit six sixes in an over, when in a 1984 Ranji Trophy game versus Baroda, the Mumbai batsman clattered spinner Tilak Raj six times in an over beyond the fence.

To think in those days where run rates of even less than 3 an over were the norm in red-ball cricket, Shastri did this, clearing the longer boundaries compared to the current ones and pitch assisting spinners – Shastri truly was once in a generation cricketer.

Yuvraj Singh

Yuvraj Singh
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The first name that comes to mind when thinking of six sixes in a single over is Yuvraj Singh, who walloped England’s Stuart Broad all over the Kingsmead ground in Durban during their 2007 T20 World Cup encounter. Yuvraj recorded the fastest T20I fifty, off 12 balls.

Herschelle Gibbs

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At the 2007 ODI World Cup, in West Indies, Herschelle Gibbs had attained this feat just months before Yuvraj did. The South African batsman hammered Netherlands’ Daan van Bunge around the Basseterre Stadium for six sixes in a single over.

Sir Garfield Sobers

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Sir Garfield Sobers was indeed the first batsman in the record books to have clattered six maximums in an over. He did it way back in 1968, against Glamorgan while playing for Nottinghamshire thumping pacer Malcolm Nash for his record.

Hazratullah Zazai

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While playing for Kabul Zwanan in the Afghanistan Premier League 2018, opener Hazratullah Zazai pounded Balkh Legends spinner Abdullah Mazari for 6 sixes – barring a wide ball – on six legal deliveries of the over. His fifth six meant that he brought up his fifty off his 12th ball.

Kieron Pollard

Kieron Pollard
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Last year in March, Kieron Pollard became only the second batsman in T20 Internationals to pummel six sixes in an over when he brutally took down Sri Lanka’s mystery spinner Akila Dananjaya in the Antigua T20I. This was right after Dananjaya had taken a hat-trick.

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Jatin Khandelwal

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