New Delhi: Rising India star Hardik Pandya on Sunday set the Syed Mushtaq Ali domestic Twenty20 tournament on fire, as he hammered five sixes in an over that produced 39 runs.
Playing for Baroda, the all-rounder tonked Delhi medium-pacer Akash Sudan for five sixes and a boundary in one over in a Group C match.
Delhi still managed to win the match by 5 wickets, but Pandya gave his team a real chance with his onslaught in the penultimate over.
With five sixes, Pandya missed out on a exclusive list, featuring only Sir Garfield Sobers (in the year 1968), Ravi Shastri (1985), Herschelle Gibbs (2007), Yuvraj Singh (2007) and Alex Hales (2015) for hitting six sixes in a single over.
Pandya, who became a hero for Mumbai Indians under the mentorship of Ricky Ponting in Indian Premier League 2015, has been included in India’s T20 squad for the tour to Australia.