Despite AB de Villiers’ heroics, it’s Sachin Tendulkar who still rules the ‘sixes’ chart at Kanpur

It was an indeed brutal display from AB de Villiers at Kanpur when he hit a six from the last ball of the South African innings to reach his 21st One-Day International hundred. It’s not often we see a batsman hitting six sixes in an innings but with de Villiers one can expect anything. He struck an unbeaten 104 from 73-balls. [Also Read: AB de Villiers scores his 21st ODI hundred: Twitter reactions]

However despite de Villiers’ maverick knock, he couldn’t overtake Sachin Tendulkar’s six-tally at Green Park. Tendulkar got a 100 against Australia at Kanpur in 1998. Chasing Australia’s 223, India chased the total in the 45th over, thanks to the 175-run opening stand between Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly. Tendulkar scored 100 from 89-balls and his knock contained seven sixes!

De Villiers has already drawn comparisons with Tendulkar with both being hailed as greatest batsmen of their respective eras. And by the time de Villiers ends his career, he may have well pocketed several of Tendulkar’s records but this one stays with the Indian legend.