5 cricketers who have hit 6 fours in an over
Cricketers are fond of creating new records in almost every match.
Updated - Dec 19, 2020 4:34 pm
Records and cricket go hand in hand. It is said that records are meant to be broken. Lending argument to this phrase are the cricketing stalwarts who have raised the standards of the sport to an impeccable height. Every generation of cricket has experienced some of the best in the business. From Sir Donald Bradman, Sir Vivian Richard to Sachin Tendulkar and present in making Virat Kohli, all of these legends have redefined the nature of the game.
With the fearless brand of cricket being the order of the day, records are accomplished and broken apparently in every match. Almost, every cricket fanatic remembers the six-sixes-in-an-over record etched by the swashbuckler Yuvraj Singh in the inaugural T20 World Cup against the three lions back in 2007.
On that note, this article sheds light on 5 International cricketers who have hammered 6 consecutive fours in a single over leaving fans and experts in complete awe. Notably, they have etched their names in the history of cricketing folklore. The likes of Kumar Sangakkara, Matthew Hayden, and Brendon McCullum were some of the finest willow-wielders during their tenure. Let’s see whether they feature in this high-profile list.
5 cricketers to have hit 6 fours in an over
1. Sandeep Patil
The Mumbai-based cricketer broke into the national side against Pakistan in 1980. His contribution to Indian cricket was immense during his playing days. Sandeep Patil had a wide array of shots under his belt. The right-hander enjoyed a short career comprising of 29 Test and 45 ODIs. He has produced 3000-odd runs laced up with 4 hundreds in Test cricket.
The street-smart batter notched up a record of hitting six-fours in an over. In a Test match against England, he displayed some extra-ordinary shots against a top-quality bowling line-up. India was in a spot of bother at 173/6 against England’s total of 425 runs in the first innings. Sandeep Patil during the course of his resurrecting 129 achieved the feat of six fours in an over.
His consecutive boundaries included dashing square cuts, a swat down the ground, and a well-timed hook shot. Although the fourth ball of the over was a dot ball, the previous delivery which was a no-ball went for a four. Hence, the 64-year-old did complete his set of six fours in an over but they were not consecutive.