On this Day, 1985: Ravi Shastri's six sixes

Against Baroda in a Ranji Trophy contest at home, Bombay's Ravi Shastri targeted part-time spinner Tilak Raj. This was en route to an unbeaten 200. Here, he hits his first six of the over, over the leg side. Photo: The Hindu Archives
Shastri skips down the track to play a belligerent stroke, for his second six of the over. Shastri's innings was studded with 13 fours and 13 sixes. Photo: The Hindu Archives
Off the third delivery, Shastri hits another six, this time through the off side. His attack eventually helped Bombay declare its second innings closed at 457 for 7. Photo: The Hindu Archives
This time, he seems to hit the ball straight down the ground. Shastri's eventual strike-rate was an astonishing 162.60. Photo: The Hindu Archives
Shastri, off the fifth ball, seems to hit the ball again down the ground. Photo: The Hindu Archives
The sixth six is through the leg side, as Shastri joins Garry Sobers in registering six sixes in a single over in a first-class match. Bombay eventually fell short of victory by three wickets. Photo: The Hindu Archives