Test cricket is considered to be slightly slower than other formats of the game. In Test cricket, teams have 5 days to implement their strategy on the field and change it over time. And accordingly, his game is seen. Sometimes in Test cricket, teams bat for two to three days, and sometimes the match has been seen ending in two days. Cricket is a game of great uncertainties, its real idea can be seen only in Test cricket.
The player has to bat according to the needs of the team. There are some batsmen who have the habit of taking the innings forward keeping the technique in mind. Batsmen are also asked to bat according to the plan of the team. Absolutely forbidden to play aerial shots or play bad shots. There are many batsmen who believe more in playing their natural game. And does not shy away from playing shots in the air. In today’s article, we will tell you about 3 such players, who hit four sixes in four consecutive balls in Test cricket. His style of playing was different, so he was successful in doing this feat in Test cricket.
1. Kapil Dev
On 30 July 1990, Kapil Dev created history by hitting four consecutive sixes off four balls of England bowler Eddie Hemmings. Kapil Dev hit these four sixes at a time when India needed 24 runs to avoid follow-on with only one wicket left. He saved the team from playing the follow-on by hitting four consecutive sixes. Kapil Dev played an innings of 77 not out.
2. Shahid Afridi
During the 2006 Test match against India in Lahore Test, Pakistan’s all-rounder Shahid Afridi did this feat of hitting four sixes in 4 balls. Shahid Afridi sent Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh’s first four balls out of the boundary line through the air in an over. Afridi hit 7 sixes in the innings and scored a century. For Harbhajan Singh, this day is not one to remember at all.
3. AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers, popularly known as Mr 360, has also done the feat of hitting sixes in four consecutive balls in Test cricket. de Villiers achieved this feat in 2009 against Australia in Cape Town. In the first innings of the third Test of that series, de Villiers hit four consecutive sixes off Andrew McDonald. South Africa won this match by an innings and 20 runs. de Villiers played brilliant innings of 163 runs.