We have seen few batsmen hit 36 off 6 balls, and that is the most we can think of someone to hit in an over. But the teams around the world have proven it wrong with their worst bowling performances. Some of the batsmen who have hit 6 sixes in 6 balls are Sir Garfield Sobers – Nottinghamshire (1968), Ravi Shastri – Bombay (1985), Herschelle Gibbs – South Africa (2007), Yuvraj Singh – India (2007) and Alex Hales – Nottinghamshire (2015). But these records have been broken, 92 runs off 4 balls is the record now.
In the Dhaka Second Division Cricket League, Axiom Cricketers vs Lalmatia Club, Lamantia was bowled out for a total of 88 runs in 14 overs. Team Lamantia was not at all happy with the decisions of the umpire though, they had issues started at the toss ceremony only. Lalmatia General SecretaryAdnan Dipon said “ It started at the toss. My captain was not allowed to see the coin and we were sent to bat first and as expected, the umpires’ decisions came against us”
Sujon Mahmud, the opening bowler of Lamantia Club gave away 92 runs off 4 balls, and with it they lost the game in less than an over. With the bat the Axiom Cricketers only scored 12 runs off 4 balls, the other 80 runs came of 65 wides, and 15 no balls. This was a way of protesting against the decisions of the umpire.
Adnan Dipon further added, “My players are young, aged around 17, 18 and 19. They could not tolerate the injustice and thus reacted by giving away 92 runs in four deliveries”. The Bangladesh Cricket Board has imposed a 10-year ban on the bowler for this action. Previously, in 1990, Robert Vance of Wellington had conceded 77 runs in an over against Canterbury, and recently the New Zealand batsmen Joe Carter and Brett Hampton have hit 43 runs off one over in a Ford Trophy match.
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