West Indies limited-overs captain, Kieron Pollard, has created history by becoming the second player after Yuvraj Singh to smash six sixes in an over in the T20I format on Thursday.
The 33-year-old achieved the remarkable feat during the first T20I of the four-match series against Sri Lanka at the Stanford Cricket Ground in Antigua. He slammed 6 sixes off Akila Dananjaya, who took a hat-trick in the same match.
While the hosts scored 52/0 in 3.1 overs, Dananjaya came out all guns blazing to stall the West Indies’ momentum.
The 27-year-old spinner also went on to become the fourth Sri Lankan player to take a T20 international hat trick when he dismissed Evin Lewis (28), Chris Gayle (0), and Nicholas Pooran (0) in the fourth over.
However, Pollard had some other plans as he quickly turned the tables in his side’s favour in the sixth over and took the off-spin bowler to the cleaners.
Pollard’s phenomenal innings of 11-ball 38 helped the Men in Maroon to chase down a paltry target of 132 runs. The Caribbean thrashed the visitors by four wickets with 41 balls to spare.
After hitting the sixth six, Pollard turned towards the dressing room and bowed to his Windies teammates.
Earlier, Yuvraj Singh had smashed England’s Stuart Broad for six maximums in the inaugural edition of the T20 World Cup in 2007.