Graham Napier equals Symonds’ six-hitting record
London: Essex all-rounder Graham Napier has equaled Australian batsman Andrew Symonds’ record 16 sixes in a first-class innings in his team’s county championship match against Surrey.
The 31-year-old hit an astonishing 196 off 130 balls on his return to the first-class game after an 11-month absence due to a career-threatening back fracture.
Symonds had achieved the feat while playing for Gloucestershire against Glamorgan in 1995.
“It’s an honour (to hold the record) and a good bat helps. I had an idea I was close to the world record for hitting sixes when I saw the figures at lunch time. I knew it was just around the corner,” The Telegraph quoted Napier, as saying.
“I probably don’t have the restrictions some batsmen do, that when they hit a boundary they look for a one - I tend to look for two or three more,” he added.
Napier’s knock prompted Essex coach Paul Grayson to declare: “That was just unbelievable.”
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Son of Kota Central jail prisoner clears IIT entrance exam
- Cabinet approves Act allowing malls, restaurants, theaters to stay open 24×7
- New framework that can predict terrorist attacks developed!
- Actor Irrfan Khan stirs controversy over statement on Ramadan rituals
- Is triple divorce system an infringement of the Indian Constitution?
- Maharashtra B.Ed CET Result 2016: dhe.mhpravesh.in declares B.Ed CET Results, check B.Ed result 2016 by directly clicking here
- Delhi boy 'Sonu', abducted 6 years ago, returns home from Bangladesh today
- 'Sultan' Salman Khan lends his majestic voice for the title track, impresses again! – Check out
- Caitlyn Jenner, Lady Gaga to pay tribute to Orlando Victims
- Beach fresh in pastel, Priyanka Chopra exhibits simplicity in new magazine cover!