WATCH: Ruturaj Gaikwad smashes 220 runs with 7 sixes in an over.
In the history of cricket going back a century, only nine batsmen, including cricket greats like Sir Garfield Sobers and Yuvraj Singh, managed to hit six sixes in an over. But on Monday, young Indian cricketer Ruturaj Gaikwad went one step further to achieve an unthinkable feat in world cricket. Gaikwad scored 220* in the quarter-final against Uttar Pradesh in the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy, hitting 7 sixes in an over. Yes you read that right! Gaikwad set a world record by scoring 43 runs in a single over.
It happened in the 49th over of the match when he hit those sixes against Shiva Singh. The bowler conceded a no ball on the fifth delivery of the over which was sent over the boundary ropes at the Narendra Modi Stadium, B ground in Ahmedabad.
Ruturaj Gaikwad smashes 4⃣3⃣ runs in one over! 🔥🔥
— BCCI Domestic (@BCCIdomestic) November 28, 2022
With this feat, Ruduraj joins the illustrious list of cricketers who have hit six consecutive sixes in an over which includes Sir Garfield Sobers, Ravi Shastri, Herschel Gibbs, Yuvraj Singh, Ross Whiteley, Hashratullah Jazai, Leo Carter, Kieran Pollard and Thisara Perera. .
Talking about the match, Gaikwat’s impressive performance helped Maharashtra, who batted first, post 330 for 5 in the second quarter-final of the match. Three of the five wickets that fell were taken by Kadik Tyagi from the bowlers from the Uttar Pradesh side.