Makarand Patil, the Indian youngster, hits seven sixes in seven straight balls
Makarand Patil, the son of a farmer has just joined the exclusive list of cricketers who hit the total package of sixes in every ball of an over.
The 23 year old salesman playing for Viva Supermarkets, created the unique record by hammering seven sixes in seven balls with six in one over.
He came to bat at as down as number eight but the blistering exhibition of batting slamming 84 runs from 26 deliveries, propelled his side Viva Supermarkets to clinch the F division Times Shield Tournament defeating Mahindra Logistics at the Sachin Tendulkar Gymkhana ground.
Leading a struggling life all through, Makarand helps his father in cultivation, often misses matches for farm work.
Stealing the limelight of the cricket world all of a sudden, Patil revealed how people has started greeting him after the illustrious achievement.
“Till I hit the fourth six, I didn’t think that I will score six sixes in that over. My teammates kept cheering, I could hear the loud noise when I hit the sixth six. I was over the moon. And later when I faced the seventh ball, I hit that too for a six. It’s a great feeling to be like a star for one day,”
Makarand Patil now joins the elite list of Indians like Yuvuraj Singh and Ravi Shastri who have hit six sixes in an over.
“People are still coming to meet me. They are greeting me. The feeling is good but life ahead will not be easy again. I will have to work harder than before. My first aim is to get in reckoning for the Mumbai team in future,” the youngster added.