IPL is the most viewed franchise cricket league on earth and the action-packed high voltage matches are the reason behind it. Hitting sixes in the IPL is a normal thing but rarely a batsman can hit a bowler for 5 consecutive sixes in a single over. This esteemed milestone is achieved by 4 players only and three batsmen out of them are Indian. In this article, we will contemplate the batsmen with 5 sixes in an over in IPL History.
5 Sixes In An Over In IPL History
Former West Indian swashbuckling batter, Chris Gayle is the first batsman to hit 5 sixes in an over in IPL history. In the 31st match of the 2012 IPL, Royal Challengers Bangalore was facing Pune Warriors India, and opening the batting for RCB, Chris Gayle found his tone from the very first ball and treated the PWI bowlers like kids. En route to 183 runs target and his brisk innings of 81 in 48 balls, Gayle clobbered 5 sixes off leg-spinner Rahul Sharma in the 13th over of the game.
Rahul Teawatia is the name that instilled fear in the opponent bowlers forever post smashing 5 sixes in an over off Sheldon Cottrell in the 2020 IPL at Sharjah. The special moment came during Rajasthan Royal’s mammoth total chase of 224 runs. At the end of the 17th over, RR was toiling hard at 173/3, whereas Tewatia was wrestling for runs, scoring 17 in 23 balls. Then Cottrell came in and he tonked him for 5 sixes, including a dot 5th ball. Courtesy of Teawatia’s Miraculous bashing, RR won the match by 4 wickets with 3 balls in their account.
One of the best all-rounders in the cash-rich league, Ravindra Jadeja etched his name in 3rd place on this elite list of 5 sixes in an over in IPL. Chennai Super Kings locked horns with Red Army RCB at Wankhede stadium in the 1st south-derby match of IPL 2021. Appearing to bat first, CSK had a decent total of 154/4 after the 19 overs with Jadeja and skipper MS Dhoni on the crease. Out of nowhere, equipped with the caliber of hitting, Jadeja started charging the in-form Purple-Cap holder Harshal Patel and plundered him for spectacular 5 sixes and a boundary to post 191/4 on board. Later with the ball, the star left-arm spinner bagged 3/13 to restrict RCB to 122 and win the match by 69 runs.
Hailing from a poor financial background, Kolkata Knight Riders’ reliable middle-order batsman, Rinku Singh set the stage blaze when he went after GT seamer Yash Dayal to hammer 5 back-to-back sixes in the crucial last over to pull off a stellar win by 3 wickets for KKR at Narendra Modi stadium in 2023. Being pushed to chase a huge total of 205 runs, KKR had a grip on and off but, having in need of 29 runs in the 20th over, the savior for Kolkata, Rinku didn’t disappoint his team and fans as he created an unbelievable record, becoming 1st player to hit 5 sixes in the row in the last over of an IPL match. The Southpaw from Aligarh is the new addition to the chart of 5 sixes in an over in IPL.
Two more batters have accomplished this infrequent feat of 5 sixes in an over in an IPL match. However, Marcus Stoinis and Jason Holder did it combinedly against KKR pacer Shivam Mavi in their stint with LSG in 2022. KKR bowled tightly till the 19th over at MCA, Pune. Then Stoinis smoked Mavi for 3 continuous maximums before getting out in the 4th ball and the new batter Holder thrashed him for 2 sixes to take LSG to 176/7. Their magnificent efforts helped LSG to register a victory by a huge margin of 75 runs.
Kolkata Knight Riders’ reliable middle-order batsman, Rinku Singh has hit 5 sixes in an over in IPL 2023.
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