Kolkata based player Atanu Ghosh slams 6 sixes in an over

Kolkata based player Atanu Ghosh slams 6 sixes in an over

The right-handed batsman struck Rajasthan Club’s offie Tridib Chowdhury for six sixes on a trot as he remained unbeaten on 101 of a mere 35 deliveries.

Atanu Ghosh
Atanu Ghosh. (Photo Source: Sportstarlive)

Hitting six sixes in an over is probably one of the most difficult things to execute on a cricket field but it was exactly what a Kolkata-based cricketer achieved during a match in the JC Mukherjee T20 tournament. For Atanu Ghosh and his friends and family, it was definitely a day to remember as the 29-year-old smashed 6 consecutive sixes while representing Bhowanipur Club.

The right-handed batsman struck Rajasthan Club’s offie Tridib Chowdhury for six sixes on a trot as he remained unbeaten on 101 of a mere 35 deliveries. It was courtesy his innings that his team managed to outclass their opponents by a big margin of 145 runs. It will definitely be a memorable moment for the cricketer and he will try to keep the good work going.

Including first-class cricket and international cricket, only 5 cricketers have struck 6 sixes in an over. In first class cricket, the record was first set by Gary Sobers when he smashed Malcolm Nash for six sixes before Indian Ravi Shastri equalled his record by depositing Tilak Raj for six sixes in a first-class match in 1985.

The most recent batsman to achieve this feat in first-class cricket is Jordan Clark who deposited left-arm spinner Gurman Randhawa regularly over the mid-wicket boundary to smash 6 sixes in as many deliveries. Clark was playing a Second XI Roses Clash against Yorkshire and his feat also helped him join the elite list of some exceptional cricketers.

Batsmen who have achieved the feat in international cricket

It was Herschelle Gibbs who became the first batsman to achieve this feat in international cricket during the 2007 World Cup in West Indies in the 50 overs format against minnows Netherlands. The bowler at the receiving end was Ban Bunge who bowled in his arc and the swashbuckling right-hander kept swinging depositing sixes one after the other.

Within a year’s time, it was replicated for the first time in T20I cricket. It was India’s stylish southpaw Yuvraj Singh who smashed Stuart Broad all-round the Kingsmead, Durban and kept India’s hopes alive in the inaugural edition of the T20 World Cup. India eventually won the tournament by defeating Pakistan by 5 runs in the final.

Watch Yuvraj Singh’s six sixes against England in the ICC World Twenty20 2007.