New Delhi: Delhi Capitals (DC) opener Prithvi Shaw became the first batsman in IPL history to hit six fours in the first over of an innings. However, Indian player Ajinkya Rahane had also hit six fours in an over in the IPL earlier. Now, Prithvi became the second batsman after Rahane to achieve this feat in IPL.
The 21-year-old batsman achieved this unique feat against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) fast bowler Shivam Mavi on Thursday. Shaw said, “I was not thinking too much and was waiting for the loose ball and I knew where Mavi was going to bowl as I played him before.”
However, Shaw and Rahane are not the only batsmen who have achieved this. There are other players who have achieved this record playing in different formats of the game. Have a look at the other players who had hit six fours in an over:
Sandeep Patil (India vs England Test, 1982):
At that time when the Indian batting line up was considered defensive or classical, Sandeep Patil showed his class in Bob Willis’ over at Old Trafford and sent all balls to fence six times in his over,
Chris Gayle (West Indies vs England Test, 2004):
We all know about the Universe Boss, Chris Gayle. He is famous for his power-hitting batting and huge sixes. In Matthew Hoggard’s over, Gayle had hit six fours in an over at The Oval in 2004. Gayle also holds the record to hit six on the first ball of a Test match.
Ramnaresh Sarwan (West Indies vs India Test, 2006):
The West Indies middle-order batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan had hit six fours during a Test match against India. Sarwan had hit six fours in the over of Munaf Patel.
Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka vs England Test, 2007):
Sri Lanka's Jayasuriya had hit six fours in an over of James Anderson during a Test match against England in 2007.
Tillakaratne Dilshan (Sri Lanka vs Australia ODI, 2015):
During a World Cup 2015 match in Sydney, Tilakratne Dilshan had scored six fours in an over of Mitchell Johnson.
Here are some of the Twitter reactions after Shaw’s six fours in first over:
Mavi hits back at Shaw after the game!!— OneCricket (@OneCricketApp) April 29, 2021
Both Mavi and Shaw won the U19 World Cup in 2018 !!!!#IPL2021 #DelhiCapitals #DCvKKR #DCvsKKR #YehHaiNaiDilli #KKRHaiTayyar #DC #KKR #PrithviShaw #Gill #Mavi #DineshKarthik #Morgan #Sehwagpic.twitter.com/nq4Z3Oga9N
Whenever Prithvi Shaw plays like this Sehwag starts trending..Aura of Sehwag is incomparable pic.twitter.com/QHOfnqVHdx— Ujjwal (@ujjwalanand007) April 29, 2021