Nepal’s Airee makes history by smashing six sixes in an over

(Cricket News) Nepal’s big hitting batter, Dipendra Singh Airee scripted history smashing six sixes in an over against Qatar in a ACC Men’s Premier Cup match at Al Amerat on Saturday. Airee became just the third man in T20I history to achieve this feat and enter the record books.

Kamran Khan, Qatar’s medium pacer was on the receiving end, who got smashed in the last over of the innings. Nepal started the final over at 174 for 7, and Airee’s heroics took them to a big total of 210. Airee remained unbeaten smashing a wonderful 64 off just 21 balls.

The batter from Nepal has hit 6 sixes in 6 balls previously as well, but that was spread across two overs. That was during the Asian Games in Hangzhou in September 2023, against Mongolia. What made that occasion more special was that he hit those sixes of the first six legal deliveries that he faced in that game.

Airee on that occasion in Hangzhou finished on 52 off just 10 balls, at a crazy strike rate of 520. it helped Nepal put up a mammoth 314 for 3. They then bowled Mongolia out for 41. It was the first 300-plus team total in a T20I match, and the nine balls Airee took to get the fastest-ever T20I fifty in history, topping the mark of 12 held by Yuvraj.

Airee has joined the elite list which only had Yuvraj Singh (off Stuart Broad in Durban in the 2007 T20 World Cup) and Kieron Pollard (off Akila Dananjaya in Coolidge in 2021) so far. While in One-day internationals Herschelle Gibbs and USA’s Jaskaran Malhotra have made into the record books.

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