Viv Richards and Ashish Nehra share same batting record of scoring a six out of the park and it’s not held by anybody else in cricket.
Viv Richards is undoubtedly among the best batsmen to ever grace the game, on the other hand, Ashish Nehra a brilliant cricketer but is not famous for his batting skills and remained as a tail-ender for years.
Yet both of them share the same record in batting, which is held by nobody else, despite the massive gulf between the two in skillset while it comes to the bat.
It is not for the first time when such records are shared by a batsman and a bowler, New Zealand Cricketer Tim Southee has recently equalled the Sixes Graph with the legendary Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. Southee completed 69 sixes of his Test Cricket Career in just his 89th innings. On the other hand, Sachin had achieved this feat in 329 innings.
Over here also, the record is about ‘sixes’ only, as Ashish Nehra became the second batsman after Viv Richards to hit the ball out of the stadium and still remains the last batsman to do it even after 17 years.
The incident happened in 2002 when India played a series against England. Although India was at the losing end at the Lords’ match, the match is still not forgotten because, during the fourth innings of the match, Ajit Agarkar had scored the only century of his career.
India lost its 9th wicket when Agarkar was short of 33 runs to complete his century, then marched in Nehra as a tailender to support his compatriot. In the end, Nehra and Agarkar made 60 runs partnership for the last wicket and helped Agarkar score his century.
Nehra scored 19 runs off 54 balls, which included 2 fours and 1 six, the six by him made a special record, as not only it cleared the boundary, it even cleared the stadium to make him share this incredible record with Viv Richards, and since then there have been no inclusions in this list, making Nehra the last cricketer to do so at Lords.