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Jaskaran Malhotra six sixes video: USA wicket-keeper batsman joins Herschelle Gibbs, Yuvraj Singh and Kieron Pollard in elite club

Dixit Bhargav

Jaskaran Malhotra six sixes video: USA wicket-keeper batsman joins Herschelle Gibbs, Yuvraj Singh and Kieron Pollard in elite club

Jaskaran Malhotra six sixes: The wicket-keeper batsman from United States of America has achieved a rare milestone in international cricket.

During the second ODI of the ongoing series between Papua New Guinea and USA in Al Amerat, USA wicket-keeper batsman Jaskaran Malhotra has entered the record books after hitting six sixes in an over off Papua New Guinea pacer Gaudi Toka.

Coming in to bat at No. 5 in the 10th over, Malhotra scored a stroke-filled 175* (123) with the help of four fours and 16 sixes at a strike rate of 139.51 to propel USA to 271/9 in 50 overs after PNG captain Assad Vala.

Facing Toka in the last over of the innings, Malhotra went all guns blazing against the right-arm pacer hitting as many as six sixes to change the course of the match.

In the process, Malhotra has become only the second player after former South Africa batsman Herschelle Gibbs to thwack six sixes in an over in ODIs. Overall, Malhotra has also joined former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh and West Indies captain Kieron Pollard (both T20Is) in terms of batsmen hitting six sixes in an over in international cricket.

After Yuvraj, Malhotra has become the second Chandigarh-born cricketer to achieve this feat. Had the 31-year old player scored another six, he would’ve joined England captain Eoin Morgan (17) with respect to hitting most sixes in an ODI innings. Currently, Malhotra (16) is at par with India vice-captain Rohit Sharma, former South Africa captain AB de Villiers and veteran West Indies batsman Chris Gayle.

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav


Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who works as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. Having written more than 10,000 articles across more than five years at TSR, his first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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