Indian batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad broke records by smashing 7 consecutive sixes in a Vijay Hazare Trophy quarter-final clash on Monday, 28 November. Ruturaj smashed seven sixes in a row – 6 6 6 6 6 nb 6 6 – with bowler Shiva Singh at the receiving end. Gaikwad became the first batsman in the history of white-ball cricket to have smashed seven consecutive sixes.-- Advertisement --
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Ruturaj displayed a brilliant unbeaten knock of 220 runs in 159 deliveries. His phenomenal inning was studded with 10 fours and 16 sixes. Ruturaj’s fiery knock helped his side in registering a stellar target of 330/5 in 50 overs.
The record for the greatest number of sixes in an over in all forms of cricket is held by a former Blackcaps wicket-keeper batter, Lee Germon, who smashed 8 sixes in an over. It included 17 no-balls and 77 runs, in a first-class game during the 1989–90 season.
Gaikwad’s 43-run over also became the joint-most expensive over in the history of List A cricket. This was previously achieved by Northern Districts’ Brett Hampton and Joe Carter in New Zealand’s domestic 50-over game in 2018.
There are four cricketers who have achieved the feat of hitting 6 sixes in an over in international cricket. They are South Africa’s Herschelle Gibbs, India’s Yuvraj Singh, West Indies’ Kieron Pollard, and USA’s Jaskaran Malhotra. Ruturaj Gaikwad added his name to the list among the top-tier cricketers.