Kieron Pollard became the third batsman in international cricket to hit six sixes in six balls on Thursday. Former Indian batsman, Yuvraj Singh congratulated the West Indies skipper on achieving the feat. Taking to Twitter, he wrote, “Welcome to the club @KieronPollard55 #sixsixes you beauty !!!”
For the unversed, Yuvraj Singh is the first cricketer to have achieved the feat in international cricket. He hit six sixes in six balls off Stuard Broad in the 2007 T20 World Cup game against England. South African cricketer Herschelle Gibbs then replicated the feat in the 2007 ICC 50-over World Cup against the Netherlands.
Kieron Pollard, on Thursday, became only the third cricketer to have recorded the feat. He recorded six sixes in six balls off Akila Dananjaya’s third over. Interestingly, he had taken a hat-trick in his previous over. As fate would have it, his next over became a nightmare for him as Pollard plundered him for as many as six sixes in six balls.
While the first ball was whacked over long-on, the second was smashed right over the bowler’s head.
The third delivery was wide outside the off-stump as Kieron Pollard got underneath it and slammed it over long-off. The fourth was a googly, but the Windies skipper picked up the variation and hit it over the deep midwicket fielder.
Pollard scored 38 runs in just 11 balls before getting leg before off Hasaranga. His knock helped the West Indies chase down the 131-run total in just 13.1 overs. West Indies now have attained a 1-0 lead in the series with 2 games left to be played. The second T20 international will be played on 5th March 2021 at Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua.