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    [VIDEO] Kieron Pollard becomes the third batsman to hit six sixes in an over

    Joins with Gibbs and Yuvraj Singh.



    Sri Lanka spinner Akila Dananjaya would have been on cloud nine having claimed a brilliant hat-trick in the first T20 International (T20I) against West Indies in Antigua. However, his fortunes turned very quickly, as the hosts' captain Kieron Pollard smashed him for six sixes off his very next over in one of the most dramatic U-turns in cricket.

    Pollard became only the second batsman to achieve the feat in T20Is and the third in international cricket. While Herschelle Gibbs was the first to do it in an ODI against Netherlands, Yuvraj Singh had smashed England's Stuart Broad for six maximums in the 2007 T20 World Cup.

    With West Indies off to a rapid start at 52/0 in 3.1 overs, Dananjaya dismissed Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle and Nicholas Pooran in successive deliveries to stall West Indies' momentum.

    However, as he came back to bowl the sixth over, West Indies captain Kieron Pollard took him to the cleaners.

    The first delivery of the over disappeared over cow corner. The second was powered straight to the sight-screen. Pollard targeted long-off on the third delivery and went over deep midwicket for the fourth.

    https://sports.ndtv.com/cricket/west...-watch-2383217
    Last edited by MenInG; 4th March 2021 at 09:25.

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    Welcome to the ‘LOL WHO WAS THAT BOWLER’ club Akila Dananjaya!

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    SL gave us Lala’s record breaking hundred, now this. Come on bros, pick ya game up.

    Good to see Pollard relevant again. Congrats to him tho for real, a big feat at international level no matter what. If it wasn’t a big deal it’d be happening day in day out.

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    Dude hits the biggest sixes

    Akila is a good bowler but Pollard is unreal. Imagine hitting a guy for six sixes an over after he took a hat trick.

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    Took a hattrick and got hit for six sixes. What a day for Dananjaya.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rana View Post
    Welcome to the ‘LOL WHO WAS THAT BOWLER’ club Akila Dananjaya!
    THAT GUY TOOK A HATTRICK RIGHT BEFORE

    I’m tryna picture his emotions. His wife will ask him how was work today, how he is gonna answer?

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    not sure a bowler has been hit for 7 consecutive sixes before, even holder got one of the first ball of his next over

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suleiman View Post
    THAT GUY TOOK A HATTRICK RIGHT BEFORE

    I’m tryna picture his emotions. His wife will ask him how was work today, how he is gonna answer?
    History will only remember the 6x6

    Do you think History will remember Stuart Broad for his 500 Test wickets

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    I have seen all 3 hatricks in International Cricket now Live.
    This was the most Brutish.. Yuvraj one was stylish. Gibbs also I would say powerful..
    But man Pollard is a beast.

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    The fifth six was incredible. Pure power by the big man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rana View Post
    History will only remember the 6x6

    Do you think History will remember Stuart Broad for his 500 Test wickets
    No one really talks about Broad conceding 6 sixes anymore considered his achievements in Test cricket since.

    Most bowlers would happily concede 6 sixes in a T20 match if they could end up with 600+ Test wickets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rayyman View Post
    Dude hits the biggest sixes

    Akila is a good bowler but Pollard is unreal. Imagine hitting a guy for six sixes an over after he took a hat trick.
    If you look at his bat speed and back lift, you will notice that he merely pushes the ball. There is no wild swing and no force. He gives the ball a little tap and the ball sails over the stadium roof.
    Not sure what kinda power and timing is this?

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    Video added.


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    Clean and monstrous. It looked so effortless.

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    Congrats to him. He has always been a phenomenal striker of the ball. A T20 as well as IPL legend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rana View Post
    History will only remember the 6x6

    Do you think History will remember Stuart Broad for his 500 Test wickets
    Broad's legacy will always be his test record, the 6 sixes will be a footnote.

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    Scary power. Dhananjaya looked fearful after the second one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colorblind Genius View Post
    If you look at his bat speed and back lift, you will notice that he merely pushes the ball. There is no wild swing and no force. He gives the ball a little tap and the ball sails over the stadium roof.
    Not sure what kinda power and timing is this?
    His smash factor, i.e. ratio of ball speed to bat speed/swing speed is very high. His hitting “looks” effortless but he accelerates through the ball extremely well.

    It is the same concept of how certain golf players appear to have effortless looking swings but are able to drive the ball well over 300 yards. It is all about efficiency.

    Pollard is one of the best ball strikers to have ever played the game. He could have been a serious player in all formats but he was too focused on T20 cricket.

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    Spoiled a day for Akila. Not a hat trick a bowler wishes to remember.

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    West Indies have always had the best hitters, they have so much brute strength it's crazy


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    Damnnnn..what guts. WI were 4 down in 5th over and he is captaining.
    This is more than the batspeed or his striking ability

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    Some amazing hitting.

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    Pollard underachieved in international cricket. One of the finest striker ever.

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    Great hitting. His captaincy is very good too, people think he's some brute but his reading of the game in white ball cricket is excellent.

    I remember WI played an ODI series in India in 2019, and Pollard's captaincy had them competing more than they had any right to.

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    Guys like Pollard with their power hitting have ended the careers of classical batsman like VVS, Mark Waugh in white ball cricket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markhor View Post
    Great hitting. His captaincy is very good too, people think he's some brute but his reading of the game in white ball cricket is excellent.

    I remember WI played an ODI series in India in 2019, and Pollard's captaincy had them competing more than they had any right to.
    Yes he was good. Courageous player, saved MI many a blushes in IPL.

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    Pollard was likely to get that at some point in time, the man is brute power

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamoon View Post
    His smash factor, i.e. ratio of ball speed to bat speed/swing speed is very high. His hitting “looks” effortless but he accelerates through the ball extremely well.

    It is the same concept of how certain golf players appear to have effortless looking swings but are able to drive the ball well over 300 yards. It is all about efficiency.

    Pollard is one of the best ball strikers to have ever played the game. He could have been a serious player in all formats but he was too focused on T20 cricket.
    In six # 5, the ball is not there to be hit for a six. It's high and outside of the stump, so he quickly puts in some footwork to make room and to connect the ball in the sweet spot. In that short, I do see some effort.

    The rest of strokes seem as if he is in nets giving catching practice to the fielders on thirty yard circle.

    # 3 is mind boggling. You will feel he would be caught at mid-off as it looks a mistimed shot that has hit high on the blade.

    I think there is a general rule of striking a balance between using a heavy bat and compromising on bat speed and compromising on timing the ball, versus using a lighter bat and being able to time the ball.

    He seems to have gotten the best of both worlds. He uses a heavy bat and finds the sweet spot, supported by great timing.
    No wonder these sixes look effortless.
    He doesnt even seem to playing a match. He makes it look like net practice.
    Last edited by Colorblind Genius; 4th March 2021 at 21:11.

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