5 batsmen who have hit six sixes in 6 consecutive balls
The art of hitting the ball out of the park for six runs is something every batsman looks to master. There are only very few batsmen who have done it six times in a row, though, managing to launch the cricket ball outside the ground with consummate ease – connecting all 6 times, without fail.
Here I present to you some of the finest batsmen of the game who hammered and swung their way into this list of batsmen to hit six sixes off six consecutive deliveries:
Note: There have been others like Kieron Pollard and Jordan Clark who have smashed six consecutive sixes, but those came at a level lower than first-class or international level. Hence, they have been excluded from the below list.
1. Sir Garfield Sobers – Nottinghamshire, 1968
The greatest all-rounder to have played the game of cricket, Sir Garfield Sobers, made a historic achievement on August 31, 1968. Once described as a 'five in one cricketer' by Donald Bradman himself, Sobers became the first cricketer to smash 6 sixes in a single over in first class cricket.
He managed the feat against Malcolm Nash of Glamorgan while playing for Nottinghamshire as captain. The over consisted of five clean hits for six and one six where the ball landed in the hands of Roger Davis but was unfortunately carried over the boundary rope. Before this feat, Ted Alleston held the record of scoring most runs in an over, which was 34 runs.