A youngster from Sri Lanka hits seven consecutive sixes in an over

He was also praised by the legendary Muttiah Muralitharan.

Navindu Pahasara
Navindu Pahasara receives the match award from the Sri Lankan spin legend. (Photo Source: Cricket Age)

Navindu Pahasara, a young cricketer from Sri Lanka, has smashed seven sixes in an over to shatter the records all over the World. He achieved the rare feat during the final of the inaugural edition of the local tournament U15 Murali Goodness Cup last week on December 9. The legendary cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan was also present in the ground as he showered praises on the youngster for his achievement.

Navindu in the product of FOG Cricket Academy and is known for his brutal hitting which he proved and lit up the competition. The final of the tournament was played t Hikkaduwa Sri Sumangala MCC Lords on Saturday. He is a strongly built right-handed batsman and has already taken big strides in school cricket in Sri Lanka. He has also represented Revata College Balapitiya in U15 and U19 level of cricket.


Murali made the day

Navindu Pahasara came out to bat at number three for his team against Dharmapala Kottawa and smashed 109 runs off just 89 deliveries. The knock historically included seven consecutive sixes in an over, one of which was a no-ball. His swashbuckling knock helped his team post a monumental total of 283/7 in 36 overs according to the reports in Cricket Age. The sparse crowd present to witness Muralitharan was mesmerized by his hitting and applauded his efforts as well.

Even the legendary off-spinner praised the youngster and gave him blessings for his bright future in the sport. The Murali Goodness Cup is entirely sponsored by Murali and Foundation of Goodness. He made it a memorable day for the cricketers during the final and also gave away trophy and awards to them. There are so many youngsters being shone at a very early age in Sri Lanka and the board needs to make an effort to groom them and be ready for the stern challenges ahead in their career.