Worcestershire’s Ross Whiteley joined the likes of Jordan Clarke, Yuvraj Singh, Herschelle Gibbs, Ravi Shastri and Gary Sobers – by smashing six sixes in an over, in a Natwest T20 Blast game on Sunday (July 23).
The 28-year-old smashed Yorkshire’s Karl Calver, who was playing only his ninth T20 game, for six maximums from six balls – a total of 37 runs in the over, including a wide. But despite his sensational display, his quick-fire 26-ball 65 was in vain as Worcestershire failed to chase down the huge score of 233/6.
Earlier in the day, all-rounder David Willey smashed a sublime century for the hosts and the massive target proved to be too much for Worcestershire in the end.
After the game Whiteley said: “It was the right time in the game for me to go for it. It was all or nothing. Unfortunately for the bowler it was a short boundary on the leg-side.
“I had the mentality that I was going to go for it before I got in. I hit the first out of the screws and needed to keep going for the team, not for that achievement. It’s something I never really thought I’d do in professional cricket.
“Personal milestone are great, but it’s hard to get away from the defeat. It’s pretty tough to take. We’ve lost four out of five and are right down at the bottom. Obviously we have to bounce back. There’s no reason why we can’t.”