Western Railways batsman Sagar Mishra joined a prestigious club on Wednesday during a Times Shield ‘B’ Division match against RCF. The 23-year-old all-rounder smashed six sixes in an over.
Batting at No.4 for Western Railway, Sagar smashed offspinner Tushar Kumare for six towering sixes in an over to create a tournament record. However, he failed to hit a ton and was out 9 runs short of the milestone.
“I was promoted to No 4 because their left-arm spinner was bowling well and I was sent to up the scoring rate,” Mishra was quoted as saying by The Times of India after the match. Not only did he carry out his team’s instructions, but he did so in fine fashion, smashing nine sixes off the last 11 balls of his innings, in his dominant 91 off just 46 balls.
Despite missing it out on 100, Mishra was delighted by his performance.
“It’s a dream come true. I remember Yuvraj Singh’s six sixes in an over on TV nine years back. Never did I imagine that I’d do something similar,” Mishra told The Times of India.
Mishra becomes only the third Indian to score six sixes in an over. Ravi Shastri and Yuvraj Singh had earlied achived the similar feat.
hastri did it in Ranji Trophy match back in 1985. Playing for Mumbai, he smahsed Baroda spinner Tilak Raj’s deliveries to the fence six consecutive times to become the first Indian to record this feat.
Yuvraj, on the other hand, is the only Indian to achieve this feat in the international cricket. He had famously smashed England’s Stuart Broad for six sixes during their T20 World Cup clash in 2007.