West Indies’ ‘Hulk’ Kieron Pollard became the only second batsman in the T20Is to smash six sixes in an over. Pollard achieved this milestone against Sri Lanka in the first T20 in Antigua.
The West Indies skipped smashed the six sixes off Akila Dananjaya. Interestingly, the spinner also took a hat-trick in the same match, taking wickets of Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis and Nicholas Pooran off successive deliveries.
Pollard came at the crease after Sri Lanka spinner managed to bag three wickets off consecutive balls. However, the Windies captain remained unfazed and launched an attack on Dananjaya from his first ball. After hitting the sixth six of the over to the spinner, he moved towards the dressing room and bowed to his teammates, as they stood up and applauded the stellar show from their captain. Pollard hit the six sixes in the sixth over of the match. He was eventually got out after scoring 38 from 11 deliveries.
His masterclass was recognised by the cricket fans around the world, his IPL franchise Mumbai Indians and cricket fraternity tweeting in praise of the all-rounder.
YUVRAJ SINGH BACK IN TREND
Before Kieron Pollard, India’s former batsman Yuvraj Singh had been the only player in international T20 to smash six sixes. The southpaw achieved this milestone during the inaugural T20 World Cup in 2007, thumping Stuart Broad for 36 runs in an over in a group match.