Akila Dananjaya experienced a mix-up of an experience when he was smacked for six sixes in an over by Kieron Pollard after picking up a hattrick during the first T20I between West Indies and Sri Lanka.
Dananjaya became only the 15th player and the fourth Sri Lankan to take a T20 international hat trick when he dismissed Evin Lewis (28), Gayle and Nicholas Pooran (0) with consecutive deliveries in the fourth over.
Beast Power Kieron Pollard hits Akila Dhananjaya for Six Sixes in a single over hitting some of the amazing shots in the park. Enjoy the ride.#Mumbai #mumbaiindians @mipaltan#WIvSL #Pollard #Sixers #ViralVideo pic.twitter.com/KOqrdUj8QE— 🌿Epitomethinker🌿💫 (@Epitomethinker) March 4, 2021
West Indies eventually won the match by 4 wickets. Pollard said he thought six sixes was a possibility “after the third one.”
“I just had to come out and back myself,” he said.
“It was something the team needed. I didn’t see the hat trick, I only heard. But I still had to come out and do what the team required at that point in time.”