Maharashtra captain and opener Ruturaj Gaikwad made history on Monday by hitting seven sixes in an over, a first in List A cricket, during a Vijay Hazare Trophy match against Uttar Pradesh in Ahmedabad.
After a no-ball from bowler Shiva Singh, the 25-year-old hit six sixes and a free-hit soaring over the ropes.
Shiva conceded 43 runs in the over that equalled the List A record for most runs off an over, which was set in Hamilton, New Zealand in 2018 by Northern Districts batsmen Joe Carter and Brett Hampton
Gaikwad finished on 220 not out off 159 balls, with ten fours and 16 sixes. And the unfortunate Shiva finished with 0 for 88 from nine overs.
Other crickets who have achieved the feat include Garry Sobers (1968), Ravi Shastri (1985), Herschelle Gibbs (2007), Yuvraj Singh (2007), Ross Whiteley (2017), Hazratullah Zazai (2018), Leo Carter (2020), Kieron Pollard (2021), Thisara Perera (2021) and Jaskaran Malhotra (2021).