New Delhi. Indian-origin wicket-keeper batsman Jaskaran Malhotra, who played for America, created history in ODI cricket 2 days ago. He did the feat of hitting 6 sixes in 6 balls in the match against Papua New Guinea. With this, he became only the second player in the world to hit 6 sixes in an over after Herschelle Gibbs.
After this innings, Jaskaran received good wishes from all over the world. But the one person from whom he was waiting to be congratulated. It is not completed yet. Actually, he is waiting for the call of former Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh. Because Yuvraj was the first batsman to hit 6 sixes in international T20.
Interestingly, both Jaskaran and Yuvraj were born in Chandigarh, Punjab and both played early cricket in Punjab. That’s why Jaskaran likes the former Indian all-rounder. He said in a conversation with ESPN Cricinfo that I know that Yuvi paaji (Yuvraj Singh) will call me soon. I am eagerly waiting for his call.
Jaskaran had hit 16 sixes in his innings of 173 runs.
Jaskaran not only hit 6 sixes in 6 balls against Papua New Guinea, but he also became the first batsman to score a century in ODIs for America. He scored an unbeaten 173 runs in 124 balls in the match. In this innings, he hit 4 fours and 16 sixes. This is the highest score by any batsman while batting at number five in ODIs.
6 6 6 6 6
Watch Jaskaran Malhotra creating history as he hit six sixes in an over against PNG!
— ICC (@ICC) September 10, 2021
‘Record came to mind after hitting 4 sixes’
Jaskaran said about his batting that it is really quite surprising. When I went to bat, I had not planned any such thing. We had lost 3 wickets within 29 runs in the first 10 overs. My first goal was that first I should stay till the last. As the innings progressed I started to believe in my batting. He further said that in the last over (thrown by the unfortunate Gaudi Toca), when I hit 4 sixes, the idea of hitting 6 sixes came to my mind for the first time. I consider myself lucky to have equaled the record of 6 sixes.
Indian player created chaos in ODI by hitting 6 sixes in 6 balls, scored 112 runs in 20 balls
Yuvraj did the feat 14 years ago
Before Jaskaran Malhotra, Herschelle Gibbs of South Africa did this feat in ODI cricket. He did this during the ODI World Cup in 2007 against the Netherlands. At the same time, former India batsman Yuvraj Singh did this feat in the 2007 T20 World Cup. He hit 6 sixes in the over of England fast bowler Stuart Broad. In March this year, West Indies’ Kieran Pollard hit 6 sixes in an over in the T20 International against Sri Lanka.
Read Hindi News online and watch Live TV on Hindi website. Know news related to country and abroad and your state, Bollywood, sports world, business.