In cricket, one over has six balls, and hitting six on a ball is the maximum result. Now imagine a batter hitting six sixes in a match, it will be entertaining and worth watching. It is very rare to see a batter hitting six sixes in a game, but after the inclusion of the T20 format, many players have done this, and it may be possible that a few more players will produce headlines cricket by joining this list shortly. Let’s see the list of players who have hit the six sixes in an over.
Sir Gary Sobers
He is a Caribbean legend and the first-ever player to hit six sixes in an over. He hit the six sixes for Nottinghamshire against Glamorgan in the County Championship in 1968. Hitting six sixes in an over in 1968 is a rare sight, but West India is known for their attacking playing strategy. It was sure that the West Indies would make first headlines cricket by hitting six sixes. He was the great all-rounder in a true sense, once Sir Don Bradman told him the five-in-one cricketer. He can do batting, left-arm orthodox, left-arm seam, and left-arm wrist spin, and is an energetic fielder on the field. Oh wait, I forgot to mention his wicket-keeping skill.
Ravi Shastri is the type of person that no one can forget, and he is around the cricket with his voice and learning. He is one of the few all-rounders India has, and he made it to Indian cricket very early in his career. And 1985 was the highlight of his career as a player, and he hit six sixes in an over against Baroda playing for Bombay in 1985. And the headlines cricket was that he had performed with ball and bat in the world cricket championship in 1985 and won the trophy for India.
One of the most electric fielders at backward point and a hard-hitter stylish batman, Herschelle Gibbs hit six sixes in an over against the Netherlands and played for South Africa in 2007. He was the first-ever batsman to hit 6 sixes in an international match. He inspired many players with his hard-hitting batting technique, but his career was full of ups and downs that can become the storyline of a blockbuster picture.
If anything comes into the mind thinking of six sixes in an over is Yuvraj Singh hitting sixes on Stuart Broad all over the park. According to him, England’s Andrew Flintoff made him angry, and Stuart Broad paid the price. He was the second player to hit six sixes in International cricket and the first in T20 cricket. With the help of six sixes, he hit the fastest half-century in 12 balls, and it is still a record.
Ross Whitey is next on the list who hit the six sixes in an over in T20 Blast. It is a cricket league of the ECB. Ross Whitey hit six sixes against the Yorkshire Vikings playing for the Worcestershire Rapid in 2017. It was the headlines cricket because, after Yuvraj Singh’s six sixes, it took ten years for anyone to reach this milestone.
Hazaratullah Zazai is a new-age left-handed batsman from Afghanistan. He hit six sixes in the domestic cricket of Afghanistan. Afghanistan Premier League 2018 was the first edition of the cricket league of Afghanistan, and Hazaratullah hit six sixes in 2018. Unfortunately, 2018 was the first and latest edition of APL.
Leo Carter made the list in 2020. He hit the six sixes in Super Smash in 2020 against Northern Knights, playing for the Canterbury Kings. Super Smash is a New Zealand domestic T20 competition.
The Caribbean is known for their hard-hitting batting ability, but none of them has hit six sixes at the international level. But Kieron Pollard did it in 2021 against Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka was in the driving seat with the help of Akila Dananjaya’s hat trick, but Kieron Pollard had a different mindset on that day. The headlines cricket is he hit six sixes on Akila Dananjaya, who has taken a hat-trick in the same match.
Thisara Perera became the first ever Sri Lankan to achieve this milestone. He hit the six sixes in Major Clubs Limited Over List A Tournament. It is a domestic cricket tournament that took place in Sri Lanka, and he hit six sixes against Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club in 2021.
He is the fourth cricketer to hit six sixes in an International match. In 2021, he hit six sixes against Papua New Guinea playing for the USA and became the 2nd player to hit six sixes in 50 over format.
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