West Indies white-ball captain Kieron Pollard was at his absolute best in the first T20I of the four-match series against Sri Lanka at the Stanford Cricket Ground in Antigua. He slammed 6 sixes in an over off Akila Dananjaya, who took a hat-trick in the same match.
The 33-year-old has now become the only second player after former India cricketer, Yuvraj Singh, to hit six sixes in an over in the shortest format of the game.
Taking note of Pollard’s incredible innings, Yuvi recently showered praise on the Windies stalwart for his match-winning performance.
The 39-year-old took to his official Twitter handle and wrote, “Welcome to the club @KieronPollard55 #sixsixes you beauty.”
Notably, Yuvraj had hit England’s Stuart Broad for 6 sixes in an over at the inaugural edition of the T20 World Cup in 2007.
Pollard has also become the third player in history to achieve the remarkable feat in international cricket after Herschelle Gibbs and Yuvraj Singh.
The veteran all-rounder scored 38 runs off 11 balls before losing his wicket to Wanindu Hasaranga in the seventh over.
However, Pollard’s memorable innings set the way for the Men in Maroon to win the first T20I by 4 wickets and take a 1-0 lead in the ongoing series.
“I understood how the pitch plays, it was important to be positive and play your shots on that pitch, back yourselves to clear the boundary. I’m just happy that I managed to contribute to the team’s cause at that point in time,” Pollard said after the conclusion of the game.