| September 20, 2007, 8:35 PM IST
New Delhi: Well six sixes in an over. Now, that doesn't happen very often. Its almost like taking two hat-tricks in one over but like all seemingly impossible feats, this too has been done before. Yuvraj Singh is the latest member of a very elite club.
This grainy footage is among cricket's most invaluable memories. The greatest-all rounder of all time launching into a hapless Malcolm Nash in a county game at Swansea in 1968. Nearly four decades on; he is still asked to relive the memory.
“Wherever I go, whether it’s India, Pakistan, Australia, Canada, the United States, the first thing anyone asks is about the six sixes,” says Gary Sobers.
In 1985, India's Ravi Shastri repeated the feat in a Ranji Trophy game against Baroda but there were no cameras around to film that.
But there was no missing this moment in St. Kitts. Herschelle Gibbs chose an obscure bowler from Netherlands for his place in history. At a world cup game in March, Gibbs hit Dan Van Bunge for six sixes in an over. Van Bunge later quit the game; Gibbs had a story to tell for life.
Gibbs in a press conference after the match had said “I decided to stay in my crease and the next two just disappeared. When it happened I didn’t know what to do, there was so much noise around.”
So Yuvraj is now part of the same club as Gibbs, Shastri and Sobers but just when did it hit him that he could make it?
“After the fourth one, I just thought if I could use the crease and after the fifth one, I just had to go for it because there was nothing to lose,” said Yuvraj.
No matter what turn his career takes from now on; Yuvraj will always have this story to tell when he lit up the night sky in Durban.