Kieron Pollard scripted history on Wednesday when he became the third batsmen in international cricket and just the second in Twenty20 Internationals to hit six sixes in an over.
The burly West Indian achieved the feat during the first T20I against Sri Lanka’s Akila Dananjaya at the Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua.
Pollard has joined the likes of Herschelle Gibbs and Yuvraj Singh, both of whom achieved the feat back in 2007.
While Gibbs strokes six sixes against the Netherlands in the 2007 50-over World Cup, Yuvraj Singh entered the record books when he smashed England’s Stuart Broad in an enthralling display of six-hitting during the league-stage fixture of the inaugural T20 World Cup.
After Gibbs, Yuvraj Singh also took to his official Twitter account where he wrote:
Welcome to the club @KieronPollard55 #sixsixes you beauty !!!⭐️ 🌟 ⭐️🌟⭐️🌟
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) March 4, 2021
During the post-match interview, Kieron Pollard said that he felt six sixes were a possibility after he smashed Dananjaya for the third six.
“I felt after hitting a couple of sixes, I understood how the pitch plays, it was important to be positive and play your shots. Back yourselves to clear the boundary,” said Kieron Pollard.
“A couple of things went through my mind before the sixth ball, I thought should I go for the six or take the 30 runs in the over, he went around the wicket and bowled it onto my pads, I told myself ‘Wait Polly, take a chance,” he added.
— ICC (@ICC) March 4, 2021
Pollard’s onslaught helped West Indies recover from the hat-trick that Akila Dananjaya had taken in the previous over and eventually overhaul Sri Lanka’s total of 9/131.