Nepal’s Dipendra Airee emulates Yuvraj, becomes 3rd batter to hit 6 sixes in T20Is

Written by Vipin Darwade

Nepal batter Dipendra Singh Airee became only the third batter in history to hit six sixes in an over in T20 Internationals when he achieved the feat during his side’s ACC Men’s Premier Cup clash against Qatar in Al Amerat. Airee unleashed a stunning onslaught against Kamran Khan in the final over of the innings, amassing an impressive 36 runs in the seventh match of the ACC Men’s Premier Cup at the AI Amerat Cricket Ground in Oman.

Airee joined India great Yuvraj Singh, who first set this record during the inaugural T20 World Cup in 2007 against England, and West Indies T20 legend Kieron Pollard. Airee, starting the over at 28 off 15 balls with Nepal at 174 for 7, unleashed a barrage of sixes against medium pacer Kamran Khan, propelling his score to 64 from 21 deliveries and driving Nepal’s total to 210 for 7.

This achievement placed Airee alongside the likes of Yuvraj Singh and Kieron Pollard, who had achieved this milestone previously in T20 internationals. In the realm of ODI cricket, Herschelle Gibbs and USA’s Jaskaran Malhotra are among those who have accomplished this feat.

Although this was Airee’s first instance of hitting six sixes in an over in international T20 cricket, he had achieved a similar feat before. During the Asian Games in Hangzhou in September 2023, Airee blazed his way to a fifty off just ten balls against Mongolia. In an electrifying display, he dispatched six consecutive legal deliveries for sixes, with the first five coming in one over bowled by Mungun Altankhuyag and completing the set with the first ball he faced in the following over from Luvsanzundui Erdenebulgan.

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