15-year-old Indian batsman Krishna Pandey grabbed the attention of the world with his incredible performance in the ongoing Pondicherry T20 league. Pandey, who plays for the Royals, played an exceptional innings during his team vs Patriots clash on Saturday afternoon. Pandey had joined a rare list of players to achieve the feat.
In the ongoing Pondicherry T10 tournament, 15-year-old Krishna Pandey emulated the likes of Yuvraj Singh, Ravi Shastri and Kieron Pollard as he hit six sixes in an over. In the match between the Patriots and the Royals, the latter were chasing 158 runs and in the sixth over of the match, Pandey made the tee off. Pandey hit five sixes on the trot regarding Nitish Kumar, before the bowler bowled wide. However, the extra delivery was also maxed out, albeit off mishit.
The remarkable performance came in the second innings as the Royals were chasing a total of 158 runs. When Pandey stepped into the batsman’s box, his team had actually lost three wickets, but he single-handedly managed to change the flow of the match. Inspire your team to win.
Watch: Krishna Pandey slams six sixes in an over
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Patriots bowler Nitesh Thakur confronted the wrath of Pandey’s excellence in the sixth over of the chase, as he showcased a wide range of shots to smash five sixes off the first five balls. Thakur hit a wide before the sixth bowl, which went for another six to cap Pandey’s unbelievable batting performance, which saw his team score 37 runs in the over.
Talking about the achievement, Yuvraj, Gibbs, and Pollard are the only players to achieve the feat in international cricket. Pollard complete the phenomenal feat vs Sri Lanka last year in a T20I while Gibbs achieved in during the 2007 Cricket World cup vs New Zealand. Yuvraj had famously smacked six sixes on Stuart Broad’s bowling in the 2007 T20 World Cup.
West Indies legend Sir Garfield Sobers was the first cricketer to ever achieve the feat, playing for Nottinghamshire against Glamorgan in the County Championship in 1968.
Former India all-rounder and head coach Ravi Shastri then smashed 36 runs off an over for Mumbai (then Bombay) against Baroda.
Krishna Pandey’s knock included a total of 12 sixes and two fours:
The 15-year-old scored 83 off 19 balls at the Cricket Association Puducherry Siechem Ground in Puducherry. Pandey’s knock included 12 sixes and two fours. He had a 436.80 strike rate.