In match 10 of the Kabul Premier League, Sediqullah Atal of Shaheen Hunters smashed Amir Zazai of Abasin Defenders for seven maximums in a row, on his way to scoring 48 runs in one over. With this incredible piece of power hitting, the 21-year-old equalled the memorable feat of the Indian batter Ruturaj Gaikwad, who had put away Shiva Singh for seven consecutive 6s in the Vijay Hazare Trophy last year.
It was the 19th over of the Shaheen Hunters innings, when the captain Sediqullah Atal, a left-handed batter, faced off against Amir Zazai, the left-arm orthodox spinner, at the Ayobi Cricket Stadium in Kabul. The first ball was a no-ball from the Abasin Defenders bowler, which was dispatched for six with ease. He then proceeded to bowl five wides, as the pressure started to mount on him.
What’s next was something to behold for the fans in attendance at the stadium and watching all over the world. With every six from Sediqullah Atal, the tone of voice from the commentators, in appreciation of the batter, reached fever pitch. The 21-year-old managed to hit five more sixes in a row against Amir Zazai, on his way to a magnificent century.
A Twitter account, which goes by the name of “Cricket Afghanistan,” posted the video of the power hitting from the Shaheen Hunters captain in the Kabul Premier League, the excerpts of their caption read, “This 100 must open the doors of international cricket & leagues for Atal.”
Watch Sediqullah Atal scoring 48 runs in one over here:
Sediqullah Atal finished his innings on 118 not out in 56 deliveries, with seven fours and 10 sixes to help propel the total of Shaheen Hunters to 213/6, in their allotted 20 overs. The team were able to bowl out the batting lineup of Abasin Defenders for 121 runs within 19 overs, to win the match by 92 runs.