Wasim Akram Happy That His Record Isn’t Broken As Yashasvi Jaiswal Smashed 12 Sixes
By CricShots - Feb 22, 2024 11:31 am
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Young batsman Yashasvi Jaiswal has been making headlines with his exceptional batting performances against England in the ongoing Test series. The 22-year-old has been instrumental in India’s consecutive victories, scoring back-to-back double centuries, and reshaping the record books with his aggressive innings.

Yashasvi Jaiswal
Yashasvi Jaiswal 

In the third Test in Rajkot, Jaiswal’s brilliant 214-run knock played a pivotal role in India’s comprehensive victory, marking England’s most significant Test defeat since 1934. His innings were highlighted by an impressive display of power-hitting, as he smashed 12 sixes, equalling the world record previously set by former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram.

Reflecting on his own achievement, Wasim Akram acknowledged the difficulty of his record-setting innings against Zimbabwe in 1996, emphasizing that despite the opposition, it was a challenging task. He noted that his team was in a precarious position at 170/6 when he took to the crease, adding context to his remarkable performance.

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During a chat with A Sports, Wasim Akram said, “My record (most sixes in an innings) wasn’t broken, it’s been equalled by Yashasvi Jaiswal. People talk a lot that it was Zimbabwe, but it wasn’t that easy. I remember we were around 170/6 when I went to bat.”

Wasim akram
Wasim Akram

Yashasvi Jaiswal’s batting prowess extends beyond equalling records; he has also carved out a niche in the record books himself. He became the first Indian batsman to convert his first three Test centuries into scores exceeding 150 runs.

Additionally, he holds the distinction of being the third youngest player to achieve two double centuries in Test cricket. Setting new milestones with his aggressive stroke play, Jaiswal surpassed the Indian record for the most sixes in a Test innings, previously held jointly by Mayank Agarwal and Navjot Singh Sidhu.

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Yashasvi Jaiswal’s tally of 22 maximums in the series also stands as the highest by any batsman. Furthermore, India’s collective display of power-hitting saw them hit a total of 28 sixes in the Rajkot Test, setting a new record for the most sixes by a team in a single Test match.