Cricketers who achieved the rare record of hitting six sixes in an over

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In the world of cricket, hitting six sixes in a single over is an extraordinary achievement that only a handful of players have accomplished. This rare feat demands immense skill, power, and precision. Let’s explore the cricketers who have etched their names in history by achieving this remarkable milestone.

Sir Garfield Sobers was the first player to hit six sixes in an over during a county game in 1968. Indian coach Ravi Shastri followed suit in 1985, becoming the second cricketer to achieve this feat in the Ranji Trophy.

In 2007, Herschelle Gibbs made history by becoming the first player to hit six sixes in an over in an international ODI during the World Cup. Later that year, Yuvraj Singh joined the elite club by smashing Stuart Broad for six consecutive maximums in a T20 World Cup match.

Ross Whiteley (2017), Hazratullah Zazai (2018), Leo Carter (2020), and Kieron Pollard (2022) are among the other notable cricketers who have accomplished this incredible feat in various domestic and international matches.

Recently, Nepali cricketer Dipendra Singh Airee became the third player to hit six sixes in an over in an international T20 match during an ACC Men’s T20I Premier Cup 2024 game against Qatar.

Closer to home, Maharashtra batter Ruturaj Gaikwad etched his name in history by becoming the first player in limited-overs cricket to hit seven sixes in a single over during the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2022 quarter-final against Uttar Pradesh.

These remarkable achievements not only showcase the immense talent and skill of these cricketers but also highlight the excitement and unpredictability that make cricket such a captivating sport. As fans, we eagerly await the next addition to this elite list, marveling at the sheer power and audacity of those who dare to conquer the boundaries of the game.