This is quite a bold looking fact that Rahul Dravid hit Hat-Trick of Sixes in a match. Arguably one of the most respected and iconic cricketers to have ever played the gentleman’s game, Rahul Dravid will always be remembered for his calm and composed demeanor and tireless batting. Boasting of classic textbook shots, Dravid remained a vital cog in the Team India set-up until his retirement in 2012.
Showcasing great temperament and application at the crease, Dravid primarily relied on his ability to wear the opposition bowlers down as he held fort for his team at one end. His ability to tirelessly bat for countless hours often aided India in dire situations. Such was his batting abilities in Tests that Dravid, as a batsmen, never really got his due in limited-overs cricket. And, that’s probably why many still won’t believe he hit three consecutive sixes in the shortest format.
In his lone T20I appearance for India in 2011, Dravid, in the twilight of his career, shut the naysayers who often criticised him for his low scoring rate by clubbing poor Samit Patel for three consecutive sixes in the 11th over of Team India’s innings against England at Manchester. While England went on to win the contest by six wickets, Dravid won accolades for his hat-trick of sixes – something many thought wasn’t possible.
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