Sobers has been an inspiration for many of today’s cricketers
West Indies cricketing legend Sir Garfield Sobers’ six sixes ball will be going up for auction according to Hansons auctioneers.
Sobers hammered Malcolm Nash for six massive sixes during the Nottinghamshire and Glamorgan match in 1968.
According to the Daily Express, the ball up for sale was found by 17-year-old Richard Lewis outside the Glamorgan stadium, and he even got Sobers to autograph the ball for him.
Sobers’ feat has only been achieved by three other international player, first was India’s Ravi Shastri in 1985, when he hit six sixes off the bowling of Tilak Raj in a match between Mumbai and Baroda, the second player to do it was South African batsman Herschelle Gibbs who hammered Netherlands bowler Dan Van Bunge for six maximums during the 2007 International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup, and the last player to accomplish this amazing accolade is India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh, who hit England pace bowler Stuart Broad for six sixes in the inaugural edition of the ICC World Twenty20 in 2007.
Sobers’ ability to excel at batting, bowling and fielding made him one of the greatest players to ever represent the West Indies, and in 1998, he was named as one of the ten National Heroes of Barbados.