Village cricketer does a Sober’s, hits six sixes in a row

June 17th, 2009 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI  

London, June 17 (ANI): Amateur Indian-origin cricketer Abhijit Kale emulated legendary West Indian Gary Sobers this weekend by hitting six sixes in an over.

He stunned his teammates by taking 39 runs of one nine-ball over of bowler Damion Grosscel in a weekend league. Thirty-six of those runs were hits out of the ground, reports The Mirror.

Abhijit, 34, from Mumbai, was playing for Kent League Division 3 team Linden Park against Catford Wanderers.

The Tunbridge Wells-based side made 247, with Abhijit 152 not out, then they bowled out Catford for 134.

Skipper Stuart Clarke said: “We asked the bowler to pose for a photo after but he wasn’t having it.”

World record scorer off one over is Jonathan Hughes who whacked 42 for North Leeds in 2005.

The first man to hit six sixes off an over in first-class cricket was West Indies legend Sir Garfield Sobers.

He was playing for Notts in 1968 with Glamorgan bowler Malcolm Nash the victim. (ANI)

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