| September 20, 2007, 10:55 PM IST
New Delhi: Six sixes in an over - now, that doesn't happen very often. It is 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.
The greatest-all rounder of all time - Sobers launched a hapless Malcolm Nash for six sixes in an over in a county game at Swansea in 1968. Now, nearly four decades on; when he was asked to relive the memory, he said, "Wherever I go whether it is India, Australia, Pakistan, United States or Canada it does not matter. The first thing that anyone asks are about the six sixes."
In1985, 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, where 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 in an over. Van Bunge later quit the game, Gibbs had a story to tell for life.
"I decided to stay in my crease and next two disappeared and when it actually happened I didn’t knew what to do and there was grin on my face. Everybody was making so much noise," said Gibbs.
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 six, I thought if I could use the crease much better I could hit one more. After the fifth I said I had to go as I have got 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.