Nepal's Dipendra Singh Airee Smashes Six Sixes in an Over, Joins Elite Club

Nepal's Dipendra Singh Airee Smashes Six Sixes in an Over, Joins Elite Club

Dipendra Singh Airee, Nepal's explosive batsman, has etched his name in the annals of cricket history by becoming only the third player to smash six consecutive sixes in an over in an international T20 match. The remarkable feat was achieved against Qatar in the ACC Men's Premier Cup match in Al Amerat on Saturday.

Airee, who entered the final over with 28 runs off 15 deliveries, unleashed a barrage of sixes off each of medium pacer Kamran Khan's deliveries. The 24-year-old finished with an astonishing 64 runs off just 21 balls, propelling Nepal to a formidable total of 210 for 7.

Airee's extraordinary achievement places him alongside legendary cricketers Yuvraj Singh and Kieron Pollard, who have also accomplished the rare feat in international T20s. In ODI cricket, Herschelle Gibbs and Jaskaran Malhotra have achieved the same milestone.

Notably, Airee is no stranger to such heroics. In September 2023, during the Asian Games in Hangzhou, he had achieved a similar feat against Mongolia. However, on that occasion, his six consecutive sixes were spread across two overs.

Airee's six-hitting prowess has been a key factor in Nepal's recent success in T20 cricket. The right-handed batsman has played 60 T20Is and 55 ODIs for his country, showcasing his ability to clear the boundary with ease.

Airee's record-breaking performance against Qatar is a testament to his exceptional talent and the growing strength of Nepal's cricket team. The young batsman's ability to produce such extraordinary feats on the international stage bodes well for the future of cricket in Nepal.

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