In the recently finished T-20I series between India and England, Indian opener, Lokesh Rahul played a huge six to English spinner Moeen Ali in Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru which went out of the stadium in a twinkling of eyes. However, these types of huge sixes are not so rare in international cricket.
Stuart Broad still would remember that how he crossed the toughest time of his carrier during the T-20 world cup while Indian cancer winning world cup hero Yuvraj Singh punished him with hitting six sixes in one over of his bowling in 2007 T-20 World Cup. During that historical 19th over, 1st ball was gone through card corner which was almost 111 miters.
Another scenario was happened during a match of 2009 T-20 World Cup in Oval. Australia managed to give 170 runs as target in front of West Indians. Binga (Brett Lee) was the bowler while Christopher Henry Gayle had punished him with a ‘Violent Six’ which went towards the roof of a school beside stadium in the 5th over of the 2nd innings.
Similar incident was directed by Indian all time batting Legend, Sachin Tendulkar who actually showed the cricket world that anyone can bushed out of the park with sensible timing of batting as he had punished Andy Caddick out of the park in the 2003 world cup at Durban. That was not a power hitting shot rather than it was juicy pool shot with timing.
Meanwhile, Sachin Tendulkar was the first batsman who introduced the ‘Helicopter Shot’ to the cricket world back in 1996. However, that time media was not sensible like now. Later, Mahendra Singh Dhoni showed the same shot and came into lime light. He punished James Faulkner in 48th over of the 1st innings with his huge ‘Helicopter Shot’ which went out of the Chinnaswamy Stadium in 2013. Rohit scored a double ton on that ODI for India.
Pakistani hard hitter all-rounder Shahid Khan Afridi who known as “Boom Boom Afridi” also lost a ball in 1997 while he was punished Abey Kuruvilla in the 5th over of the match in Toronto. Rest match was played by the new ball.
New Zealand’s stylish cricketer Ross Taylor has punished Pakistani cricketer Bilawal Bhatti in 43rd over of that match which goes away from the gallery in 2015. Alas! Bhatti had nothing to do.
Meanwhile, lastly let’s talk about the match where South Africa needed 9 runs from last over against New Zealand in Port Elizabeth in 2005. In this situation, on the first ball Justin Kemp, former SA finisher punished away Shane Bond towards long on which went out of the park and in next ball Kemp scored a boundary to finish the match. However, it was one of the best six of Kemp’s carrier.