Top 5 batters in the history of ICC T20 World Cup blasting bowlers for most runs in an over

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  1. Yuvraj Singh – It had to be Yuvraj Singh acquiring the first spot in this list for his blistering 6 sixes in 6 balls during the inaugural ICC T20 world cup in 2007. The former dependable all-rounder smashed Staurt Broad at Kingsmead, Durban following a heated up argument between Yuvraj singh and former English all-rounder Andrew Flintoff. The 2011 ICC 50-over World Cup player of the tournament is the first batsman to achieve this unreal feat and also notched the fastest T20I fifty by facing just 12 deliveries. Yuvraj singh was also one of the pillars behind India’s triumph in the very first edition of the T20 world cup.
  2. Jehan Mubarak – The former Sri-Lankan cricketer ran riot against Kenya in the inaugural ICC 2007 T20 world cup and became a great example for the youngsters in terms of what type of approach batters must contain in the shortest format. Jehan Mubarak smashed 29 runs in 6 balls and went on to score 46 off 13 balls by maintaining a whopping strike rate of 353.84. His trailblazing batting helped the Lankans set up a mammoth total of 260 which stood as the highest ever T20 international total until Australia broke it in 2016. Sri Lanka registered victory a margin of 172 runs.
  3. AB de VilliersFormer South Africa great, profoundly known as Mr. 360 degree takes the number 3 spot in this list. He is level with Jehan Mubarak as he also scored 29 runs in 6 balls however; De Villiers did it 9 years later during the 2016 ICC T20 world cup in India. De Villiers destroyed Rashid Khan, who is one of the best spinners in world cricket and went on to score 64 off 29 by hitting 5 sixes and 4 fours with a daunting strike rate of 220.69. His knock helped South Africa make 209 runs and in return Afghanistan managed to score only 172 runs.
  4. David Hussey – David Hussey scored an unbeatable 53 off 29 balls with a strike rate of 182.75. In one of the overs bowled by Mohammad Sami, the former Aussie scored 27 runs and becomes the 4th batter to be included in this list. The Kangaroos were facing Pakistan in Group A fixture of the ICC T20 world cup 2010 held at the West Indies and former Middle order batsman David Hussey partnered with opener Shane Watson for a partnership of 98 runs off 50 balls to register a total of 191 runs.  
  5. Chris Gayle – It is not a surprise that the Universe Boss is included in this list but it might come across as a shock to some that Chris Gayle is the 5th batter in this list. Although, Gayle was facing the fierce pace of former Aussie quick Brett lee and managed to bash 26 runs in his 6 deliveries during the 2009 T20 world cup held at England. The Universe boss scored 88 runs in that match with a strike rate of 176 as the Windies chased down a total of 170 runs with 25 balls to spare.

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