Mumbai: The Mumbai team may have failed to score a single point in the last four Ranji Trophy matches but school cricket is going great guns in the metropolis.
On Wednesday Mumbai's Shardul Thakur of Swami Vivekanand school entered the record books when he slammed six sixes in a single over against S Radhakrishnan School in the Plate Division Harris Shield.
Only two other cricketers have managed to achieve the unique feat.
West Indies all-rounder Gary Sobers was the first man to do so when he blasted Glamorgan bowler Malcom Nash in 1968 for six sixes.
Ravi Shastri emulated Sobers when he hit Baroda spinner Tilak Raj in 1985 for the same number of sixes in an over.
Shardul got himself into the record books by carting spinner Vishal Dhruv over the midwicket region six times in one over.
And the youngster was quite happy to have achieved the unique distinction.
"I have played according to the merit of the ball and the balls were on the wrong line so I hit all of them for six. I feel very good," Shardul said.
Now Shardul is the toast of his school and his fellow cricketers.
"He had hit 10 sixes out of those six sixes were brilliant," his teammate Harmeet Singh said.
However amidst the joy Shardul also has a tinge of regret for the bowler who has also entered the record books.
"I am very sorry because of the hardships bowlers undergo. I really feel sorry for him," Shardul said about the bowler Vishal Dhruv.
Though Shardul scored 160 runs off 73 balls and hit 10 sixes and 20 fours yet his coach Dinesh Lad fancies the boy as more of a pacer.
"As far my knowledge is concerned he is a very good fast bowler. Within four-five years he will play for Mumbai as a fast bowler," coach Dinesh said.
Shardul's favourite players are Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag and just like them he dreams to play for India one day.