Who hit smallest six in cricket history?

Rashid Latif holds the record for cricket’s smallest six of all time. The former Pakistani captain and veteran wicketkeeper batter took six runs in a game against Sri Lanka without hitting a cross-boundary strike.

Latif achieved this feat with a flick, getting the ball to bounce over the keeper’s head and hitting his helmet in the process. In total, Rashid got five runs for hitting the helmet and one for running. No cricketer has been able to replicate the shortest six in cricket history after Rashid’s feat, keeping him in special territory among retired players.

Rashid Latif Career Stats

Apart from hitting the smallest six in cricket history, Rashid also garnered good numbers throughout his wicketkeeping and batting duties for Pakistan.

Rashid Latif Batting and Fielding Stats

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Rashid Latif Bowling Stats

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Other Remarkable Records in Cricket

Cricket has had some remarkable (and utterly bizarre) records throughout its long history. Let’s see some impressive feats recorded by top players and unwanted or downright strange ‘achievements’ pinned down by other cricketers.

Rohit Sharma – Most Sixes in International Cricket

India’s ODI skipper and veteran batter Rohit Sharma holds an impressive record for most sixes in internationals. The skilled cricketer has 573 sixes across 479 innings. He is ahead of other impressive cricketers in the category like Chris Gayle, Shahid Afridi, Brendon McCullum, Sanath Jayasuriya, and other top players.

Australia vs South Africa – Shortest Test Cricket Match in History

South Africa locked horns with Australia in a 1932 Test cricket match, ending that game as the format’s quickest encounter in history. The Proteas won their toss, electing to bat first before they got dismissed after 36 runs in just over 23 overs. Australia will take the lead and win the game by 72 runs. Test games could go on for longer hours, but this game was done in 5hrs 53 minutes.

James Anderson – Most Runs in Test Overs

England’s Hames Anderson will love to see this record erased, but it’s not been going well on that front so far. The Englishman set this unwanted record during the Ashes, conceding 28 runs in Anderson’s over to cement his current record for most runs conceded in a Test over.

James Southerton – Oldest Player to Debut

James Southerton is the oldest cricketer on record to make a debut in professional cricket. He featured for England against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) after his 49th birthday. Southerton’s age surely got the better of him, as he only featured in two (2) Test games throughout his career!

Umar Akmal – Most Dismissals in 24 Hours

Umar Akmal would love to forget the T20 series between Pakistan and England, but his strange record makes this match-up an unforgettable encounter. Stars didn’t align for the experienced cricketer as he got dismissed three times in less than 24 hours, only being able to score 4 runs from nine balls.

Akmal got dismissed twice, but Pakistan managed to get the match into a tie and a Super-Over. He took the bat again in the Super-Over where he got dismissed the third time, ending his shameful performance.

Rahul Dravid – Most Bowled in Tests

No cricketer has been bowled more times in Tests than India’s Rahul Dravid. The cricketer-turned-coach got bowled 55 times in 173 innings as a Team India player.

Pakistan’s Abdul Rehman set this unwanted record in a game at the Asia Cup 2014. The Men in Green faced a dogged Bangladesh side and Rehman ‘successfully’ recorded eight (8) runs and nothing else. His bowling figures read 0 – 0 – 8 – 0, making him the first international cricketer to give away runs with no legal delivery.

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