IMAGE: Ravindra Jadeja. : BCCI
Out of favour in T20 cricket, Ravindra Jadeja confirmed glimpses of his utility within the shortest format as he hit six sixes in an over throughout a latest Inter-District T20 event match performed on the SCA Stadium in Rajkot and organised by Saurashtra Cricket Affiliation.
Jadeja scored 154 off solely 69 balls for Jamnagar towards Amreli as his facet posted 239 for six in 20 overs.
The feat was achieved within the 15th over when left-arm medium pacer Nilam Vamja was hit for six consecutive sixes. In all, Jadeja hit 10 sixes and 15 boundaries.
In reply, Amreli have been restricted to 118 for five in 20 overs, shedding by 121 runs.
This feat has put Jadeja within the firm of batting greats like Gary Sobers and Ravi Shastri.
Windies legend Sobers achieved the feat in a first-class sport between Nottinghamshire and Glamorgan in 1968, whereas Bombay’s Shastri despatched Baroda bowler Tilak Raj to the cleaners in a Ranji Tropy match in 1985.
Extra lately, Yuvraj hit England’s Stuart Broad for six consecutive sixes within the World T20 semi-final in 2007. Earlier that yr, South Africa’s Herschelle Gibbs achieved the feat within the 2007 World Cup match towards the Netherlands.