Kieron Pollard became the only second batsman in the history of T20Is to hit six sixes in an over. He reached this feat during the first T2I against Sri Lanka in Antigua.
The West Indies captain slammed six sixes off Akila Dananjaya. The sixes rained just after Dananjaya took a hat-trick, having dismissed Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle and Nicholas Pooran off successive deliveries.
After hitting the six sixes in the sixth over of the match, Pollard eventually was dismissed on 38 off 11 deliveries. He hit Dananjaya all around the park, after hitting the sixth six of the high scoring over, Pollard turned towards the dressing room and bowed to his Windies teammates as they gave him a standing ovation for his brilliant innings.
Pollard is the second batsman to achieve the feat in T20Is with Yuvraj being the first and third in international cricket.
India’s Yuvraj Singh had been the only player before Pollard to slam six sixes in T20I cricket. He achieved his feat during the inaugural T20 World Cup in 2007 as he slammed Stuart Broad for six maximums in an over in a group match.
Overall, Pollard is currently the third batsman to hit six sixes in an over in international cricket. South Africa’s Herschelle Gibbs was the first cricketer to achieve the feat as he scored 36 runs in an over against The Netherlands in the 2007 ODI World Cup.