Thisara Perera hits 6 sixes in an over, becomes first Sri Lankan to do so
Thisara Perera is an all-rounder who has represented Sri Lanka across formats. He prominently features for the side in limited-overs and is not in contention for Test cricket. Meanwhile, he has proved his worth in limited-overs by smashing six sixes in an over.
Sri Lankan all-rounder Thisara Perea is on a roll, especially in the limited-overs department. Meanwhile, he has scripted a record feat.
Perea has become the latest man to hit six sixes on an over. He attained the feat during a domestic List-A game for Army Sports Cricket Club against Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club in the Major Clubs tournament, organised by Sri Lanka Cricket, as she smashed dismantled off-spinner Dilhan Cooray. Nonetheless, the match did not produce any result, as it was washed out by rain.
As a result, Perera has become the first Sri Lankan to attain the feat, besides being the ninth in the world. He is also the first to do so List-A cricket and the second after Herschelle Gibbs taking into account the One-Day Internationals.
Other than the feat, Perera also slammed the second-fastest List-A half-century in just 13 deliveries. The record for the same is held by former Lankan Kaushalya Weeraratne (12).
Furthermore, 2021 is only the second year to see two batsmen attain the feat, with the other batsman being Windies's Kieron Pollard. The last instance was back in 2007 when Gibbs (ODI) and Yuvraj Singh (T20I) had done so in international cricket.