“After the 5th six only Yuvraj Singh crossed my mind,” Ruturaj Gaikwad recalls his ‘7 sixes in an over’

Ruturaj Gaikwad may not have had fantastic results when he represented India in T20 and ODI matches, but in the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy, he is hitting runs for delight. Gaikwad, the captain of Maharashtra, scored a brilliant run against Uttar Pradesh in the competition’s quarterfinals. He not only struck an undefeated 220*, the third individual score of 200 or more, but he also hit seven sixes in one over, setting a limited-overs cricket record of 43 runs in one over.

Maharashtra was able to advance to the semis because to Gaikwad’s outstanding performance. Shiva Singh, however, was the unfortunate bowler who was attacked. Gaikwad sat down and discussed his whirlwind knock on the BCCI website prior to the semi-final match against Assam. After the fifth six, Gaikwad claimed, he quickly thought of Yuvraj Singh, who is renowned for hitting six sixes in a single over during the 2007 T20 World Cup.


“To be honest, after the fifth six the only one person that crossed my mind was Yuvraj Singh. I had seen him hit six sixes in an over back then when I was very young, in the 2007 (T20) World Cup.”

“I wanted be alongside him and that’s why I wanted to go for the sixth one. I never thought any day, or in any dream, that I would be hitting six sixes in a row. It’s a great pleasure, a great feeling to be alongside him (Yuvraj), just match that hype which is there around six sixes in an over or seven in an over,” Gaikwad said to BCCI TV.