New Delhi: Hitting the ball out of the park is a habit that is learnt after years of labour. For some it is about ball by ball delivery where each ball delivered means a fly past the boundary.
Back in the day Ravi Shastri was the first one to hit six sixes in a row on 10th January, 1985 against Tilak Raj at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. This was a Bombay versus Baroda encounter in the Ranji Trophy. The swashbuckling cricketer then became an overnight star. In recent memory, Yuvraj Singh had created the moment during the first T20I against Sri Lanka in Antigua.
Singh had been the only player in international T20 to hit six sixes. He achieved the feat in the inaugural T20 World Cup in 2007, slamming Stuart Broad for 36 runs in an over.
Now joining that league is Kieron Pollard, who is the third batsman to hit six sixes in an over in international cricket. Internationally, South Africa’s Herschelle Gibbs was the first cricketer to achieve the feat against The Netherlands in the 2007 ODI World Cup.
Kieron Pollard slammed six sixes in an over against Sri Lanka’s Akila Dananjaya, embarrassing him. Many see this as a rebuttal to the hat – trick in the same match where he bowled out Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle and Nicholas Pooran off successive deliveries.
Pollard hit the six sixes in the sixth over of the match. He was later dismissed on 38 off 11 deliveries.
After hitting the sixth six of the over, Pollard turned to the dressing room and bowed to his Windies teammates while they cheered him on.