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Batsmen to score 6 consecutive sixes

Hitting a six in a cricket match means batsmen is really in good touch and has played the ball really well. What would you say about a batsmen who had 6 consecutive sixers in a match. These is a very rare achievement and only a handful of cricketers has for the ability to do so. Listed below are the batsmen who have scored continuous six sixes in the history of cricket.

Batsmen who hit six sixes in an over world cup match

This is a very rare achievement and the ony batsmen to achieve this is the great opening batsmen of South African cricket team. Yes we are talking about Herschelle Gibbs, he hit six sixes of 6 balls of an over in the world cup 2007. It was the group stage match of world cup played between South Africa and Netherlands. Only few know that one million US Dollars were raised for charity as one of the sponsors was commited to do so if six sixes are hit in the match.

Video of Herschelle Gibbs hitting 6 sixes in an over

Batsmen to hit six sixes in an over of T20 match 

The same year 2007, during the T20 world cup, again 6 sixes were hit in an over. This time the batsmen was Yuvraj Singh from India and the sixes were hit in the over by Stuart Broad  of England.

Video of Yuvraj Singh hitting 6 sixes in an over

Batsmen to hit six consecutive sixes in first class cricket

It was the year of 1968, when first time in the history of cricket six sixes where hit by a batsmen in a single over. The batmen to do so was Sir Garfield Sobers. It was a dramatic over and in one ball of the over fielder caught the ball but touched the boundary ball thus ending as six. It was a game between Glamorgan and Nottinghamshire. Sobers was the captain of the Nottinghamshire and sixes were hit of
Malcolm Nashand fielder to touch the ropes while he took the catch was Roger Davis. 

16 years later the record of Sir Garfield Sobers was broken by Ravi Sastri. It was a Ranji Trophy match between Bombay and Baroda. 

Other batsmen to hit six sixes in an over

Kieron Pollard and Jordan Clark  has also achieved this feat but in lower lever of cricket like the club matches. Still this doesn't devalue the quality of the innings both the batsmen played that day. Hitting six sixes in an over at any level of cricket be it street level to the top level is an proud achievement.

Do you any other batsmen who have achieved this rare target of hitting six sixes in an over. Do share with us.

Mohammad Azharuddin Cricketer India Career Highlights

Mohammad Azharuddin Indian cricketer was known for few things like:
  1. Wrists - He was believed to be best best of his time for use of wrists while batting. 
  2. His 2 marriages
  3. Match fixing 
  4. The played to score thee centuries in the first three test matches of his career. 
  5. Most successful captain for India
  6. Best fielder in slips 
  7. His love for expensive wrist watches
His slip catching was at peak during the time he was banned, he played 99 test matches and he is the only cricketer to have scored 3 centuries in the first 3 matches. He also scored a century in the last test match is he played for India. He appealed for the lifetime ban imposed on him by BCCI & ICC for his role in match fixing. He won the case later and BCCI lifted the ban in the year 2006. In the press statement after the ban was lifted, he accused the board for making him a target since he belonged from a minority group.

By the time he captained team India, Azhar (as popularly he is known) was the most sucessfull captain to have won 90 ODIs and 14 test matches. This record was later bettered by his successors MS Dhoni and Suarav Ganguly.

Test & ODI stats of Azhar

Test debut     India v England at Kolkata, Dec 31, 1984
Last Test     India v South Africa at Bangalore, Mar 2-6, 2000
ODI debut     India v England at Bangalore, Jan 20, 1985
Last ODI     India v Pakistan at Dhaka, Jun 3, 2000  


Career highlights of Mohammad Azharuddin :

  • Wisden cricketer of the year - 1991
  • Arjuna Award 1986
  • A movie on his life is being made in bollywood with actor Imran Hashmi playing his role. Watch the trailer of the movie below: