Thisara Perera Becomes First Sri Lankan To Hit 6 Sixes In An Over :
It is dream of every batsman to clear boundaries and there are some cricketers who have achieved the record of hitting six sixes in an over, through their stellar hitting skills. Thisara Perera has become the first cricketer of Sri Lanka to hit six sixes in one over while playing a domestic match in Colombo. All- rounder, Perera smashed unbeaten 52 off 13 balls while playing for the Sri Lanka army team, against the Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club. Thisara Perera is the second player to have such a great achievement in 2021. Perera has played six Tests, 84 Twenty20 internationals and 166 one-day internationals.
Earlier this month Kieron Pollard, West Indies became the third player in international cricket to hit six sixes in an over while playing against Sri Lanka in a Twenty20 international in Antigua.
Perera is ninth batsmen to score six sixes an over in professional cricket. Garfield Sobers was the first one to score 36 runs in an over on August 31,1968 while playing for Nottinghamshire as a captain. Indian cricketer , Ravi Shastri became second one to do so in 1984 while playing against Tilak Raj in Ranji Trophy match for Bombay against Baroda. Herschelle Gibbs, who is South African coach and former cricketer was third batsman to hit sux sixes in an over ODI match in 2007 World Cup at St.Kitts, Basseterre. After this Indian cricketer, Yuvraj Singh became second Indian cricketer to hit six ruthless maximums in an over during T20,while playing against England in 2007.After that Ross Whiteley, hit six successive maximums in T20 match at Headingley in 2017. Hazratullah Zazai, smacked 36 runs in an over for Kabul Zwanan while playing against Balkh Legends in Afghanistan Premier League 2018. Leo Carter, while playing in New Zealand’s Super Smash competition against Northern Knights in January 2020 hit 36 runs in an over. Kieron Pollard hit six sixes in an over while playing T20I against Sri Lanka in 2007
Perera has played six Tests, 166 one-day internationals and 84 Twenty20 internationals.