New Delhi. Not just India, there is only one batsman in the world who has hit 7 consecutive sixes in an over in ODI or List A cricket. Don’t be surprised. The sixth ball of the over was ‘no ball’. But this did not make any difference to this batter. He hit a six on this no ball also and after this he hit a six on the last ball of the over also. We are talking about Ruturaj Gaikwad, who is celebrating his birthday on 31st January. Gaikwad is one of those lucky cricketers of India, who has captained Team India even after playing less matches.
Ruturaj Gaikwad, one of the most talented cricketers of India, has played only 6 ODIs and 19 T20 matches for India. He captained the Indian cricket team in the Asian Games held in 2023. It is not that the selectors showed him any special favor. Actually, Rituraj Gaikwad has been performing brilliantly from domestic cricket to IPL. Rituraj’s batting has been the biggest strength of MS Dhoni’s team Chennai Super Kings in IPL.
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Rituraj Gaikwad, who played his first T20 match for India in 2021, came into limelight in 2022 when he hit 7 sixes in an over in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. His killer form had hit Shiva Singh of Uttar Pradesh. When Shiva Singh brought the 49th over of the innings, Maharashtra’s score was 272 runs for 5 wickets. When the over ended, the score was 315 runs. That means a total of 43 runs were scored in one over, which is a world record in the list.
Ruturaj Gaikwad smashes 4⃣3⃣ runs in one over!
— BCCI Domestic (@BCCIDomestic) November 28, 2022
When Rituraj Gaikwad’s stormy batting stopped, his personal score had reached 220 runs. Rituraj had hit 16 sixes and 10 fours in his innings of 159 balls. The team’s score was 330 runs, of which 220 runs were from Rituraj. That means two-thirds of the team’s score was scored by a single batsman. It is not that Rituraj’s killer form came suddenly. If we look at his overall career, we will find that from List A career to T20 career, his strike rate is more than 100. There is no doubt that this batsman has always been in the eyes of the selectors and may soon be seen in Team India.
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FIRST PUBLISHED: January 31, 2024, 12:37 IST