Ruturaj Gaikwad, an Indian cricketer, recently smashed seven sixes in an over during a Vijay Hazare Trophy match, reminding netizens of Jethalal Champaklal Gada from the popular show Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah. If you're wondering what the connection is, here is the connection.
Following Gaikwad's seven sixes in an over, a video of Jethalal (played by Dilip Joshi) from the popular sitcom surfaced online, in which the actor is seen discussing scoring 50 runs in an over. When asked to justify his claim, Jethalal revealed that he had smashed eight sixes, including two sixes on two no-balls. The viral video is from an old episode of TMKOC in which Gokuldham Society members were planning a cricket match.
One of the social media users who shared the video reminded Ruturaj Gaikwad of Jethalal's record and wrote, "However good @Ruutu1331 was, still the record for highest runs in an over is held by Jethyaaaa!!" Another netizen joked, “Jethalal has a better legacy than Rohit Sharma!"
Here is the dialogue from TMKOC
Gaikwad made One Day format history by hitting seven sixes in the 49th over of the innings. UP bowler Shiva Singh bowled six fair deliveries and one no-ball, all of which sailed over the boundary rope for six runs. In the penultimate over of the game, he gave up 43 runs.
Gaikwad also completed his double century in this over. The Maharashtra captain, however, did not stop there, hitting two more sixes in the final over. The Pune-born player remained unbeaten with a 220-run innings in 159 balls and a strike rate of 138.36. He hit 16 sixes and 10 boundaries in total to help his team to a good score of 330 runs.
In the chase, Uttar Pradesh had no reply as only one batter in their lineup did well. Aryan Juyal had 159 runs in 143 balls, but that was not enough for them to get through. They were restricted to a score of 272 runs, handing Maharashtra a 58-run victory.