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Yuvraj, Gibbs welcome Pollard to six 6s club

ANI
04 Mar 2021, 20:18 GMT+10

New Delhi [India], March 4 (ANI): Former cricketers Yuvraj Singh and Herschelle Gibbs on Thursday welcomed all-rounder Kieron Pollard to the 6 sixes club as the West Indies skipper achieved the feat in the first T20I against Sri Lanka.

With these six 6s, Pollard has joined Gibbs and Yuvraj in the elusive list. Pollard hit Sri Lanka's Akila Dananjaya for six 6s in the sixth over of the innings as the hosts were chasing a target of 132 runs to go 1-0 up in the three-match series.

Taking to Twitter Yuvraj wrote, "Welcome to the club @KieronPollard55 sixsixes you beauty!!!""March a popular month for hitting 6x6s 16/3/2007 and 3/3/2021 congrats @KieronPollard55," Gibbs tweeted.The right-handed batsman hit the first ball over the long-on fence, the second ball was dispatched straight down the ground while the third was hit to the long-off fence.

Continuing the carnage, Pollard dispatched the fourth ball to the mid-wicket boundary, the fifth ball was once again hit down the ground and the final ball of the over was hit to mid-wicket.

After hitting the final ball of the over into the stands, Pollard bowed down to acknowledge the roaring reception he was receiving from his team-mates.

Pollard is now the second batsman after Yuvraj to achieve this feat in the shortest format. Yuvraj had hit 6 sixes in an over during the 2007 World Cup against England. While Gibbs achieved the feat against the Netherlands during the 50-over World Cup in 2007. (ANI)

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