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Twitter reacts to evergreen Dan Christian smashing Shakib Al Hasan for five sixes in an over

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Twitter reacts to evergreen Dan Christian smashing Shakib Al Hasan for five sixes in an over

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SportsCafe Desk

08/07/2021

As the saying ‘Ageing like a fine wine,’ goes, 38-year-old Dan Christian demonstrated his ball-striking prowess yet again, smashing five sixes off Shakib Al Hasan in the fourth T20I. Having hit one six in 21 T20Is prior to Saturday, Christian smacked 5 in a single over to leave Shakib stunned.

Less than 48 hours ago, Daniel Christian might’ve been the villain. For a player of his calibre and experience, a reading of 7 off 10, including four straight dot balls in the penultimate over of a tense run-chase, made for a sorry reading. That was of course against the guile of Mustafizur Rahman, whose spell of 4-0-9-0 in the third T20I was a masterclass on restrictive T20I bowling.

On Saturday, however, Christian redeemed himself in a manner best known to him. Walking in at one-down, ahead of an in-form Mitchell Marsh in a run-chase of 105, Christian took on Shakib Al Hasan, one of game’s leading all-rounders, for a staggering five sixes in the fourth over. Each of them was directed between the cow-corner and mid-on region, with a lone miss coming off the fourth ball of the over.

Overall, Christian became the fourth batsman (among players from full-member nations) to strike five or more sixes in an over in T20Is, after Yuvraj Singh (6 v England, 2007), Kieron Pollard (6 v Sri Lanka, 2021) and David Miller (5 v Bangladesh, 2017).

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WHAT A MAN!

5 SIXES!

AGE IS JUST A NUMBER!

OH NO, SHAKIB!

DAMN!

THOSE SHOTS!

38 YEARS OLD!

SMASHED!

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