Former India cricketer Robin Uthappa turned back the clock during the fourth game of the ongoing Legends League Cricket 2023. In the game between India Maharajas and Asia Lions, he hit three back-to-back sixes against former Pakistan international, Mohammad Hafeez. The incident happened in the ninth over of the Maharaja’s innings. In the first three balls of the over, 2007 20-20 World Cup winner hit three sixes.
Notably, Hafeez bowled on short length on which Uthappa went back and played pulled shots over the deep midwicket fence. All three sixes were hit in an identical manner. However, the only difference was Hafeez switched sides. The first tow balls were bowled from over the wicket while the thrid one was bowled from round the wicket. Meanwhile, the video has been going viral on the internet.
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Robin Uthappa, Gautam Gambhir guided India Maharajas to its first win in LLC 2023
Meanwhile, the former Kolkata opening pair in the Indian T20 League, Gambhir, and Uthappa guided the Maharajas to their first win in the ongoing Legends League Cricket 2023. The Blue Brigade won the toss and elected to bowl first. The Asia Lions had a good start as former Sri Lanka opening pair, Upul Tharanga and Tillakratne Dilshan put together 73 runs for the first wicket in just 8.4 overs.
The latter was the first wicket to fall as he was caught by Irfan Pathan off Stuart Binny. Hafeez followed next as he was trapped lbw by Harbhajan Singh. From 73/0, the team fell to 134/5 in 18 overs as they failed to build another partnership after the opening pair was gone. In the end, former Pakistan all-rounder, Abdul Razzaq scored an unbeaten 27 off 17 balls to take the team to 157/5. However, this wasn’t enough for the Lions.
The opening pair of India, Gambhir, and Robin finished off the game. They put together 159 runs in just 12.3 overs, in pursuit to improve the team’s Net Run Rate in the tournament.
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