In a UK’s Natwest T20 blast, Worcestershire batsman Ross Whiteley hit six sixes in an over and become the sixth player in the world to do so. The match was played between Worcestershire and Yorkshire.
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During the 16th over of the Worcestershire’s innings, the left-handed batsman hit the left-arm spinner Karl Carver over the ropes sixth times.
Ross Whiteley is fifth player in first team cricket – and first Englishman – to hit six sixes in an over.
— Worcestershire CCC (@WorcsCCC) July 23, 2017
According to the ESPN Cricinfo, Ross Whiteley said: “It was the right time in the game for me to go for it. It was all or nothing. Unfortunately for the bowler, it was a short boundary on the leg-side. I had the mentality that I was going to go for it before I got in.”
Whiteley further added: “I hit the first out of the screws and needed to keep going for the team, not for that achievement. It’s something I never really thought I’d do in professional cricket.”
Sir Gary Sobers was the first batsman to hit six sixes in an over. Since then, Ravi Shastri, Herschelle Gibbs, Yuvraj Singh and Jordan Clark have achieved this feat in the world cricket.