On 19th January 2018, Indian cricketer and former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni achieved the rare feat of hitting six sixes in an over. He made this achievement while playing a league match in the opening day of the 2018 edition of the Jharkhand Cricket League, in a match between Dhoni’s team, the Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) against the Bihar team.
In the 18th over of the match, bowled by Bihar’s medium pace bowler Shivkant Jha, Dhoni hit six sixes. He got off to a good start, and then made the most of the last ball of the over, getting a full toss that he hit to the stands for the sixth six of the over.
This feat is a rare one, and Dhoni became only the fourth Indian after Yuvraj Singh, Hardik Pandya and Ravi Shastri to pull it off in First Class cricket.
The rarity of this feat can be gauged from the fact that even in international cricket this has only been achieved by 11 players, including Dhoni. It’s also noteworthy that his last international half-century had come in 2015, before the 6 sixes.
Who make 77 runs in one over?
In 2020, Indian batsman Rohit Sharma made a world record for the most runs scored in one over in an international cricket match. On 9 December 2020, against Zimbabwe in the 2nd T20I of the three-match series, Rohit Sharma scored 77 runs in an over bowled by Luther Alexander.
He began the over with a four and then hit 3 consecutive sixes, followed by 2 more fours and 6 more sixes, ending the over with a four. This was the first time that any batsman scored more than 70 runs in an over in international cricket and the world record is still held by Rohit Sharma.
Who hit the biggest six ever?
The longest six ever hit was estimated to be approximately 122 to 126 meters (399-413 feet), and it was struck by cricket player Chris Gayle during a Big Bash League (BBL) match between Melbourne Renegades and Adelaide Strikers.
The hit was made at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia on January 22, 2020. It was the result of a short delivery from Strikers bowler Wes Agar. After the ball was hit Gayle pulled off his signature somersault celebration.
Gayle hasn’t always been known for hitting long sixes, but he does have an impressive record of 209 sixes in international cricket, with the longest ever being 102 meters (334 feet). His ability to hit such long hits is attributed to his powerful arm and torso strength which allows his bat to make contact with the ball in the perfect way to send it soaring through the air.
Additionally, he has the perfect combination of size and batting technique to achieve maximum power and accuracy.
The biggest six ever hit by Gayle is also part of his extraordinary record of hitting 7 sixes in an innings in three different cricket formats, with the biggest one being in T-20. Gayle is considered by many as one of the most successful international batsmen of all time, and his record-breaking six just adds to his impressive list of achievements.
What is the highest run in 1 over?
The highest run scored in a single over is 36 runs, achieved by John Hastings and Matthew Wade of Australia in a Twenty20 International match against India on January 31, 2016. In that over, spinner Ravindra Jadeja bowled six no-balls and was hit for four consecutive sixes by Wade, before Hastings smashed the sixth ball for another six.
Hastings and Wade achieved the feat in the 15th over of Indian innings and the match was eventually won by Australia by 37 runs.
Who has become the 3rd man to hit 6 sixes in an over?
On August 25th, 2018, Hazratullah Zazai of Afghanistan became the third man to hit six sixes in an over in international cricket. The feat, which had previously been achieved by Ravi Shastri of India and Herschelle Gibbs of South Africa, was accomplished in a T20I match against Ireland in Dehradun.
Zazai, playing just his fifth T20I, made history when he deposited an off-spinner from Barry McCarthy high and deep down the ground for the sixth six of the over. It was an exemplary display of power hitting, as Zazai eventually ended the match on 162 not out, off just 62 balls.
Not only did he become the third man to hit six sixes in an over, he also set the domestic record for the highest T20I score by an Afghan player.
Who hit a six in the fastest ball?
The fastest ball ever hit for a six in a cricket match was the result of Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh playing against England in an International Twenty20 match. The record breaking shot occurred in the 19th over of the innings, with Singh powerfully hitting a six off the bowling of Stuart Broad.
The ball was measured to be travelling at an incredible 93.5 mph, making it the fastest six ever recorded in cricket history. Singh’s power and accuracy was all the more impressive given the speed of the delivery from Broad.
Not only did Singh manage to hit the ball, he managed to launch it for a six – an incredible feat given the speed of the ball.
Who was the first to hit the six in cricket history?
The first recorded instance of a batsman hitting a six in cricket history is credited to an English schoolboy named John Wakeland in 1744. According to records, he hit the six against his school master at Chelsea College, London.
It is believed that the six was a six over the top of a barn back in the days when cricket was just beginning. Wakeland’s feat was witnessed by the members of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). In 1759, MCC first codified the rules of cricket and the six was one of the scoring formats that was included in the rules.
This makes Wakeland the first person to hit a six in cricket history.
Who hit 6 runs in 6 balls?
The Indian cricketer Hardik Pandya hit 6 runs in 6 balls in an Indian Premier League match against the Royal Challengers Bangalore in April 2018. Pandya, who played for the Mumbai Indians team, went on to score 92 off just 42 balls in the match, helping his team to a crucial win.
Pandya achieved a rare feat during the match, in which he hit 6 consecutive runs off 6 successive deliveries from bowler Tim Southee. This burst of scoring capped an already impressive individual performance from Pandya, although at the end of the match he had to settle for the Man of the Match award going to teammate Krunal Pandya.