SIR Garfield Sobers, Yuvraj Singh, Herschelle Gibbs and now Raza Ali.

What do these four have in common? Well they have all hit six sixes in an over.

Ali may be less famous than the three internationals above, but the BD9 cricketer, who moved to Bradford from Pakistan a decade ago, proved their equal by achieving batting’s holy grail.

Those six sixes formed part of an astonishing innings of 151 not out from 79 balls in One Stop’s seven-wicket win over Bradford Moor in the Dales Council League.

Talking us through the feat, Ali said: “It feels really great, as not many players achieve it, and it’s a once in a lifetime achievement.

“I’d made my mind up that I was going to go for it a couple of overs before.

“The bowler was spinning it miles and causing the other batsmen problems, but going down the track is my favourite shot and that wouldn’t give him a chance to pitch the ball.

“I’d faced him earlier in the innings and only really picked one ball and nearly got out, so I felt this over was do or die really.”

One Stop had lost two early wickets and saw another batsmen forced to retire hurt in their reply to Bradford Moor’s 191, making Ali’s one-man effort even more impressive.

He said: “We were struggling at the top of the order, and that’s a couple of times this season I’ve held the team together.

“I enjoy the responsibility of coming in at No.4 and want to be there at the end as it means a lot to the team.

“It gives you confidence when you realise you’re capable of doing something to help the team.”

Unsurprisingly, Ali cites a couple of big hitters as his heroes, saying: “I’m from Pakistan, so I modelled myself on Abdul Razzaq growing up.

“He was an all-rounder like me and was a role model for me.

“From this generation, I follow Jos Buttler from England, and they’re the two players I really admire.”

Ali won’t reach the heights of those two, but asked if he’d like to play at a higher level, he said: “I’ve been told to play for better teams.

“But I’m a taxi driver who works six days a week, and I also don’t really have the fitness levels to keep up with those in bigger teams.

“I tend to stay in my crease and rely on boundaries when I’m batting. I don’t run much.

“Saying that, if I got the chance and was offered a good opportunity, I’d maybe consider going to a more competitive side.

“But we’re (One Stop) a team that formed ourselves a few years ago down here at Tong Park Esholt which is a nice story.

“We’re in Division A of the Dales Council League too, so it’s still competitive cricket that we play.

“I do play some Sunday cricket too, though that’s not as competitive.”