Sri Lanka all-rounder Thisara Perera, on Sunday, became the first player from his country to smash six sixes in an over in competitive cricket. The hard-hitting all-rounder achieved the incredible feat while representing Sri Lanka Army in their Group A match against Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club in the Major Clubs Limited Over List A Tournament at the Army Ground in Panagoda.
Perera also hit the second-fastest List A fifty during his 13-ball 52 runs knock that was laced with eight sixes.
Earlier this month, Kieron Pollard became the eighth player to hit six sixes in an over during the T20I against Sri Lanka. The first player to achieve this feat is West Indies’ legendary all-rounder Garfield Sobers.
The second player to achieve it was India’s Ravi Shastri in 1985. 22 years later in 2007, South Africa’s Herschelle Gibbs became the first player to hit six sixes in an over in international cricket. In the same year, Yuvraj Singh also hit six sixes in an over against England. The other players to achieve this feat are – Ross Whiteley, Hazratullah Zazai, and Leo Carter.