Kolkata: A 28- year old cricketer from Kolkata Maidan named Atanu Ghosh recreated Yuvraj Singh’s unique feat as he smacked six sixes in an over in an ongoing J.C Mukherjee T20 Tournament match on Wednesday.
Atanu achieved this special record for Bhowanipore Club in a crucial tie against Rajasthan Club at the Rangers Ground in Maidan. Tridib Adhikary, the off-spinner from Rajasthan Club was at the receiving end of the onslaught by Bhowanipore’s wicketkeeper batsman Ghosh as all six deliveries were tonked for mighty hits in the over.
Courtesy this special feat, Ghosh reached his century in just 34 deliveries. He ended the innings with an unbeaten 101 runs from just 35 balls and left the field to a huge round of applause.
“Even after hitting three sixes, I didn’t think that I would achieve this feat. It was only after hitting the fourth ball for a six did I think of that six sixes in six balls thing. So I tried to send the last two deliveries out of the park and thanks to the Almighty, it happened” Ghosh was quoted as saying by the local media.
Praise for Atanu
Such a terrific performance is bound to please the veterans of the game and Bhowanipore coach Abdul Monayem was no different. Showering praises on this spectacular achievement by the 28 year old, he said, “It is a wonderful feeling as a coach right now. This is something that doesn’t happen everyday. All his shots were excellent and were played with a straight bat. It is indeed a wonderful achievement.”
Some years back, a similar feat was achieved by Abhishek Das, in the CAB League in Maidan. But Atanu’s achievement stands out as this is the first time such a thing has happened in the J.C Mukherjee T-20 Tournament.
Courtesy that ‘over of glory’ and his spectacular innings, Bhowanipore Club cruised to a 145 run victory against Rajasthan Club as the latter, in pursuit of a 259 run target were restricted to just 124 runs with the loss of eight wickets.
Who could forget those six mighty hits by Yuvraj Singh in Kingsmead against England in the inaugural T20 World Cup just a decade back? Taking on Stuart Broad, he smacked the ball to all corners of the park and that had become a record in T20 Internationals, which is yet to be broken till date. Performances like these by not-so-well-known cricketers like Ghosh are surely going to create a lot of stir in the Maidan cricketing circle and is, a very positive sign for Bengal cricket, going forward into the future.
(With inputs from Kolkata 24×7.com)