Bengaluru, March 4: The West Indies' limited overs skipper Kieron Pollard became third batsman in international cricket and second in T20s to hit six 6s in an over.
Only India's Yuvraj Singh has done it in T20's (against England during the 2007 ICC World Cup) while in the 50-overs format South Africa's Herschelle Gibbs achieved the feat (against the Netherlands during the ICC World Cup in 2007).
The Bajan all-rounder accomplished the feat during the home side's four-wicket win against Sri Lanka in the first T20 at Coolidge Cricket Ground, Coolidge, Antigua.
Sri Lankan off-spinner Akila Dhananjaya was the receiving end of Pollard's blitzkrieg.
The right-hander 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.
Beast Power Kieron Pollard hits Akila Dhananjaya for Six Sixes in a single over hitting some of the amazing shots in the park. Enjoy the ride.#Mumbai #mumbaiindians @mipaltan#WIvSL #Pollard #Sixers #ViralVideo pic.twitter.com/KOqrdUj8QE— 🌿Epitomethinker🌿💫 (@Epitomethinker) March 4, 2021
*6 Sixes in an Over in International Cricket*😱😱😱— Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) March 4, 2021
✅Yuvraj Singh v England 2007
✅ Herschelle Gibbs v Netherlands 2017
✅ Kieron Pollard v Sri Lanka TODAY!! 💥💥💥💥💥💥 pic.twitter.com/NY2zgucDXB
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.
Chasing Sri Lanka's modest target of 132, West Indies won the match with 6.5 overs to spare with Pollard making a brisk 38 of 11 balls.
The second match of the series will be held on March 6 and the series winds up two days later at the same venue.
That will be followed by three ODIs and two Test matches.
This is the first series that the West Indies is hosting at home since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic which, like many other sports, put international cricket on hold for while.
(With inputs from Agencies)