Watch: Pakistan's Iftikhar Ahmed repeats Yuvraj's fest; smashed six sixes off Wahab Riaz in an over
However, there are not many incidents when a batter can smash six sixes in a T20 game. Yuvraj Singh was the first ever player to hit six consecutive sixes in an over off Stuart Broad in the 2007 T20 World Cup. And one more such incident took place on Sunday.
Pakistani batter Iftikhar Ahmed has become the latest batter to achieve this rare feat. He slammed veteran Pakistan pacer Wahab Riaz for six sixes in an over in an exhibition match for the upcoming Pakistan Super League. It was the game between Quetta Gladiators and Peshawar Zalmi.
It happened in the 20th over when Wahab came out to bowl the last over of the first inning, and he was taken to the cleaners by Iftekhar. He ended up scoring 94 runs off just 50 balls and guided his team to a total of 184 runs.
His clean hitting made Riaz end up batting up with a bowling figure of 3/47 in his four overs. Khushdil Shah also made 36 runs off 24 balls, and Abdul Wahid Bangalzai scored 19-ball 28. In response, Zalmi fell short by four runs and reached 181 runs in the end.
Zalmi skipper Babar Azam scored 23 runs in the game. Notably, former South African batter Herschelle Gibbs was the first ever player to hit six sixers in an over in international cricket. He smashed it away from Netherlands bowler Daan van Bunge in the ICC ODI World Cup.
Then, it was Yuvraj who scripted history with six consecutive sixes. Former Indian head coach Ravi Shastri was the first Indian batter to touch this milestone when he hit six maximums in the Ranji Trophy 1984/85 against Baroda.