The debut season of the Afghanistan Premier League 2018 witnessed fireworks. How? So this uncapped player named Hazratullah Zazai pulled off a Yuvraj Singh. He hit six sixes in one over and soon stole the limelight. The Afghani batsman even completed his half-century in just 12 balls. Zazai, who plays for Kabul scored 62 runs off 14 balls against Balkh Legends at the Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah. Watch Video: Yuvraj Singh Says Rohit Sharma & Hardik Pandya Are Bad Football Players.
With this, Zazai joined the league of elite cricketers like Sir Garfield Sobers, Ravi Shastri, Herschelle Gibbs and Yuvraj Singh, irrespective of the format of the game. The official page of the Afghanistan Cricket Board also shared the video of the blistering knock on social media handles.
🚨REMEMBER THE NAME 🚨
20-year-old Afghan batsman Hazratullah Zazai hit six sixes in an over today on his way to a 12-ball half-century in the APL.
Some mighty blows here👇👇pic.twitter.com/Ifpfab0RNe
— Wisden (@WisdenCricket) October 14, 2018
Even the official page of the International Cricket Council hailed the feat by Zazai. “6⃣6⃣6⃣6⃣6⃣6⃣ 🙌 Hazratullah Zazai, take a bow! The Afghanistan batsman became only the third to hit six sixes in an over in a T20 match, getting to a record fifty in the @APLT20official! 👏,” read the tweet.
Hazratullah Zazai, take a bow!
The Afghanistan batsman became only the third to hit six sixes in an over in a T20 match, getting to a record fifty in the @APLT20official! 👏
— ICC (@ICC) October 15, 2018
Yuvraj Singh’s six sixes have had a special place in the archive of our memories. It was during the 2007 T20 World Cup that the left-hander went on to a hitting spree against England. This was after he was provoked by Stuart Broad. Relive Yuvi’s moment below:
Talking about the Afghanistan Premier League 2018 match, Balkh Legends put up the total of 244 runs with some amazing performances with Chris Gayle scoring 80 runs from 48 balls. Darwish Rasooli also got a half-century. Kabul openers Luke Ronchi and Zazai got off to a great start and the latter hit fours and seven sixes to score 62 runs off 14 balls at a strike rate of 364.71.