Throughout his international career, Mohammad Kaif could hit only 11 sixes. A reliable middle-order batsman in the first half of the 2000s, Kaif predominantly relied on ones and twos to do the bulk of the scoring.
However, the cricketing world saw a different facet of the former India batsman’s batting on Friday (February 9). The right-handed batsman clubbed three consecutive sixes to set the frozen lake of St Moritz on fire in Switzerland.
St Moritz Ice Cricket:
Kaif along with several other big names are currently playing in St Moritz Ice Cricket. It is a two-match event with the two teams being Badrutt’s Palace Diamonds XI and Royals XI.
Flamboyant former Indian opener Virender Sehwag is leading the Diamonds while Shahid Africa is captaining the Royals.
Three sixes in a row:
The Diamonds bounced back in style from the defeat and put up a solid batting show. Sehwag, who had scored a whirlwind fifty in the first game, once again batted well.
The former right-handed batsman Sehwag slammed 46 off just 22 balls to set the tone. Andrew Symonds and Kaif then shared a partnership of 104 runs – to help the team post a daunting 205 for five in the 20 overs.
The best moment of the innings was witnessed when Pakistan’s Abdul Razzaq was taken to cleaners by Kaif.
The former India batsman Kaif hit Razzaq for three consecutive sixes in the final over of the innings to complete his fifty.
The Diamonds collected only two runs off the first two balls before Kaif hit three sixes on as many balls. It helped him to complete his fifty and take his team’s total over 200-run mark.
Kaif was eventually dismissed on the final ball of the over for 57 when inside edge crashed onto the stumps.
Here is a clip which reveals the three sixes struck by Mohammad Kaif –