In this fast-forward era of cricket, hitting sixes have become an indispensable part of the game. Decks used in the matches have helped immensely to turn batting aggressive lately. Since the inception of the Asia Cup in 1984, the continental tournament has been a testimony of many rampage knocks and outrageous sloggers. Even for the fans too, watching someone hitting sixes is pure entertainment more than anything. Let us put you through the players with the most sixes in Asia Cup history.
Former Pakistani star all-rounder, Shahid Afridi possessed explosive batting throughout his career and leads the chart of most sixes in Asia Cup history. The Khyber Agency born did not have any defensive skills as he always went berserk from the very first ball. He bashed 26 maximums in his 23 outings, including 532 runs at a staggering strike rate of 140.74.
The highest-run getter in the event, Sanath Jayasuriya has hammered the 2nd most sixes in Asia Cup history. In the late 90s and early 2000s, the dynamite Lankan opener would not show any mercy to the bowlers in the powerplay as well as in middle and death overs. The Southpaw hit 23 sixes in 25 games he played in the competition along with 139 boundaries, the highest by any batter.
India’s best fielder ever, Suresh Raina was not only prominent for his acrobatics on the field but amazed the cricket fraternity with his knack for quickfire innings too. Not only with power but also with the help of his elegant class, the Uttar Pradesh batsman cleared the rope 18 times on 13 occasions, and his highest score of 116* against Bangladesh in the 2008 Asia Cup included 3 juicy sixes.
One of the best opening batsmen of the current era, Rohit Sharma is a powerhouse of glamorous strokeplay and sheer class. With 17 sixes in 22 matches “Hitman” sits 4th on the honorable tally of most sixes in the Asia Cup history. In his journey of this event, he has amassed 745 runs at a healthy average of 45.56. His 13 out of 17 maximums emerged in the 2018 edition of the Asia Cup.
Hailed as the “Prince of Calcutta” across the globe, ex-Indian captain Sourav Ganguly whacked 13 sixes in 13 games, the 5th most sixes in the Asia Cup. Ganguly’s batting was all about sweet timing and placement. The ace ended his career with 518 runs in 12 innings, averaging a fantastic 51.80.
List of Most Sixes in Asia Cup (ODI)
|Shahid Afridi (PAK)||23||21||26|
|Sanath Jayasuriya (SL)||25||24||23|
|Suresh Raina (IND)||13||13||18|
|Rohit Sharma (IND)||22||21||17|
|Sourav Ganguly (IND)||13||12||13|
|Virender Sehwag (IND)||13||13||12|
|Inzamam Ul Haq (PAK)||15||13||12|
|MS Dhoni (IND)||19||16||12|
Shahid Afridi smashed the most sixes in the Asia Cup (26).
Suresh Raina has slammed the most sixes in the Asia Cup with 18 sixes.
Among current players, Rohit Sharma has the most sixes in Asia Cup (17)
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