Twitter Reactions: Hazratullah Zazai whacks six sixes in a single over in the APL
He got out after scoring 62 runs off just 17 balls.
Updated - Oct 14, 2018 7:50 pm
The inaugural edition of the Afghanistan Premier League (APL) has witnessed some scintillating hitting so far. While Hazratullah Zazai hogged the limelight with his 55-ball 124 recently, the left-handed swashbuckling batsman is once again in the news for hitting six sixes in a single over. The APL debutant Abdullah Mazari was at the receiving end of the assault as the batsman also reached his half-century off just 12 deliveries.
After the Balkh Legends posted a record total of 244 runs batting first after 20 overs, the Kabul Zwanan needed one of their top order batsmen to take the onus to score quick runs. Hazratullah was capable of doing the same and the 20-year-old achieved the unimaginable sensationally. The fourth over the innings proved to be the game-changing one as he didn’t spare the left-arm spinner at all.
Zazai lit up Sharjah
Kabul got off to a decent start and the fact that they didn’t lose a wicket kept the pressure on the legends. But the required run-rate was jumping up with every over and they constantly needed big overs. Mohammad Nabi brought Mazari into the attack to surprise the batsmen but the move failed miserably. Hazratullah Zazai launched an assault on him.
The bowler looked completely looked undercooked as he dished out some length deliveries to the batsman. Each and every bowl he delivered was in the slot for Zazai and he didn’t miss out on the opportunity. Mazari also bowled a wide and eventually went on to concede 37 runs in an over. Zazai mostly leg-side which is his hitting zone and the record sixth maximum came straight down the ground as the bowler tried to go wide.
Zazai’s blitzkrieg helped Zwanan get off to a brilliant start as they can realistically think of chasing down 245 runs. The left-hander eventually got out on 62 off just 17 balls with 4 fours and seven massive sixes to his name. It will be interesting to see if his team will be able to capitalise on this start.
Here’s how Twitterati reacted:
Hazratullah Zazai you beast💪💪 six sixes in an over..
Next big thing for Afghan cricket ❤️
— Saket Singh (@650saketsingh) October 14, 2018
Hazratullah Zazai has just hit Abdullah Mazari for six sixes in one over.
The over: 66 wd 6666
Zazai also brought up his fifty in 12 balls which is the joint fastest fifty in T20 cricket.
Yuvraj Singh & Chris Gayle (who’s in the opposition) have 12-ball 50s in T20s #APLT20
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) October 14, 2018
— SportySundae (@SportySundae) October 14, 2018
— Abhijeet (@Abhi878745) October 14, 2018
Whataa Brilliant Player #Hazratullah Zazai..
6 Sixes in an Over…😬😳😳 — watching Afghanistan Premier League
— Ujjwal Ayyan (@UjjwalTamang2) October 14, 2018
— P.S. (@Pulak49ss) October 14, 2018
— INDIAN🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳 (@Fighter_Hozi) October 14, 2018
Oh My God !
Abdullah Mazari to Hazratullah Zazai:
37 Runs in an over.
— Follow BacK 📶 (@Cricket_LivePK) October 14, 2018
Here is the world record in #T20Cricket
Afg player Hazratullah Zazai
— Ram's 🇩🇪 (@ChefDhungel) October 14, 2018
WOW Hazratullah Zazai!!!!!!!! 6×6 in APL (Afghanistan Premier League 2018).
T20 cricket is brutal. Zazai becomes the joint fastest 50 scorer in the history of t20 cricket and also becomes one of the very few in hitting six sixes in an over. Afghans are the history makers!🤗🤗🤗
— Zabihullah Wadir (@zwadir) October 14, 2018
Think @ACBofficials have found another gem of a T20 player: Hazratullah Zazai got a 50 in 12 balls today and hit six sixes in an over. Not the worst striking at any level.
— CricThought (@theDataBaller) October 14, 2018
— 🐅زیرو پوائنٹ🇵🇰❣🇵🇰 (@Jameel_Ahmed786) October 14, 2018
20 year old Afghanistan batsman Hazratullah Zazai has just smoked Abdullah Mazari for 6 sixes in an over in the Afghan Premier League.
SIX. SIX. WIDE. SIX. SIX. SIX. SIX. 37 OFF THE OVER ANX HE REACHED HIS FIFTY FROM 12 BALLS.
— Vinod Ramnath (@NaanumEngineer) October 14, 2018
Remember the Name !!
Congratulations!!! Hazratullah Zazai for hitting six sixes in an over in Afghansitan Premier league 😘😘
IPL contract is waiting for you😋🤗🤗#APLT20 #APL #INDvWI #SoormaOnSonyMAXTonight MJ Akbar #ShaelsTereBinn #RahulGandhiJavabDo
— Kh (@Khanmohammed12) October 14, 2018
— Ronald (@iamron37) October 14, 2018
— Habib Yousufzai (@yousufzai_habib) October 14, 2018
20 year Hazratullah Zazai just hits SIX SIXES in an over in #APLT20
— Dude from Phogatpur (@subedi_parjal) October 14, 2018
51 off just 12 balls
6,6,6,6,6,6 in an over!
Remember the name Hazratullah Zazai ! #APLT20
— Captain 🏏 (@iEatCricket) October 14, 2018
Fastest fifties in Twenty20 cricket:
— Sampath Bandarupalli (@SampathStats) October 14, 2018
— CricTracker (@Cricketracker) October 14, 2018