West Indies captain Kieron Pollard became only the third player to hit six sixes in international cricket when he did so during his side's four-wicket win over Sri Lanka in first of three-match T20I series.
Kieron Pollard's six sixes came off Akila Dananjaya's deliveries in the sixth over of West Indies' successful chase at the Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua. Pollard's achievement has made him only the third player to hit six sixes in international cricket and second in T20I. Former India all-rounder, Yuvraj Singh did it against England off Stuart Broad's deliveries during the T20 World Cup in 2007 and in the same year, South Africa's Herschelle Gibbs achieved the feat against the Netherlands in a World Cup 2007 game.
As for Akila Dananjaya, it was a rather mixed outing as before being hit for six sixes, the 27-year-old had picked a hat-trick in the previous over, dismissing Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle and Nicholas Pooran. He ended with the figures of 4-0-62-3. Pollard, on the other hand, said that the thought of hitting six sixes only occurred to him after he hit the third six of the over.
"A couple of things went through my mind before the sixth ball - before the last 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'.
"That's how I have played my cricket all along, especially against the spinners. Today was my day, unfortunate for him, but this was a good win for our team."
Twitter has been left amused with the massive turn of the events, and this is how the fans are reacting to it:
" Dananjaya celebrating his hat-trick"— professor (@Sergio1254545) March 4, 2021
*Le Kieron Pollard looking forward to smash 6 sixes* pic.twitter.com/tzDbpAxGXu
Kieron Pollard Six Sixes.— Joydeep Mitra (@joydeep__mitra) March 4, 2021
What was it.
All were biggie😨
Feature image courtesy: Twitter / @windiescricket