‘True madness’ – Raturaj Gaekwad’s seven sixes in one over stun cricket fans
Indian batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad has set a historical record to his name after smashing seven consecutive sixes in one in the 2022 Vijay Hazare Trophy.
The quarter-final match of the tournament was played between Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh Narendra Modi Stadium B Ground, in Ahmedabad on Monday (November 28). It was a classic showing from Maharashtra’s Gaikwad opener as he created a List A world record with raining sixes.
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On the 49th over, Uttar Pradesh’s Shiva Singh came to bowl but was left only on the receiving end of the mayhem.
Gaikwad managed to score seven sixes in one match as he didn’t give Singh a single ball either. Not only this, Gaikwad also completed his double century and remained unbeaten on 220 off 159, including 10 and 16 sixes. After achieving this colossal milestone, cricket fans took the opportunity to quickly congratulate the player and respond on his innings. Here is a look at some of the reactions:
A number of fans heaped praise on Gaikwad. A Twitter user tweeted, “Ruturaj Gaikwad smashed seven sixes in one go!!
Yes, you read it correctly
6,6,6,6,6,6 by Ruturaj Gaikwad in the 49th and completed a double-hundred in the quarter-finals of Vijay Hazare. “
#RuturajGaikwad Ruturaj Gaikwad smashed seven sixes in an over!! Yes, you read it right ??
6,6,6,6,6,6 by Ruturaj Gaikwad in the 49th and completed a quarter-double off Vijay Hazare. pic.twitter.com/2dikpBwYkd
– Akshay Raj Anand (@AkshayMRGREY) November 28, 2022
Gaikwad amassed 42 runs in one run and as a result, he now also holds the record for hitting the most runs in one go. Earlier, Zimbabwe’s Elton Chigumbura scored a record-breaking 39 from Alauddin Babu in a Dhaka Premier League match in 2013. All thanks to Gaekwad, Maharashtra finished with 330/5 in 50 overs.
While on the other hand, the 43 runs conceded by Shiva is now the most in the history of ‘A’ cricket equaling Willem Ludek of New Zealand.
Earlier in the day, Uttar Pradesh won the toss and elected to bat first. The decision seemed to go in their favor as Maharashtra lost an early wicket. Ankit Rajput and Kartik Tyagi respectively rejected Rahul Tripathi and Satyajit Pakhov on the cheap. After 12.4 overs, Maharashtra was 41/2. However, it was Gaikwad’s day when it fell to the archers of Uttar Pradesh.
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