Watch Gary Sobers’ 6 sixes: first player to achieve the great feat
When we talk about 6 sixes, Indian fans will speak fondly of Yuvraj Singh hitting Stuart Broad in the 2007 World T20I. We had the instance of Herschelle Gibbs hitting 6 sixes in the 2015 ODI World cup. Even India’s current head coach Ravi Shastri achieved the feat in a Ranji Trophy match in 1984.
Watch Gary Sobers’ 6 sixes: first player to achieve the great feat. However, the very first player to hit 6 sixes in an over was none other than Gary Sobers who is arguably considered as the greatest allrounder to have played the game . In a county match between Nottinghamshire and Glamorgan in 1968, Sobers hit left-arm spinner Malcolm Nash for 6 sixes in an over executing thrilling shots.
The first ball was pulled to deep square leg, the 2nd hit down the ground. The 3rd and 4th ball again pulled towards leg. The shot off the 5th ball was mistimed down the ground. But the fielder could not hold on to the catch and it went for 6.
With 30 runs taken off 5 balls, Nash bowled the 6th ball slightly faster. But Sobers pulled it around for another massive six to create the world record of 6 sixes in an over and thus became the first one to achieve the feat.
Readers can enjoy the below video to relive the rare feat.
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