T20 cricket’s most fascinating trait is hitting sixes. People come to the stadium mostly to watch spectacular sixes along with players. Along with entertaining people sixes have made and broken many matches. There are some players who make the franchise crickets entertaining by hitting gigantic sixes like Chris Gayle, Andre Russell, AB DE Villers, Kieron Pollard, Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni, etc. Let’s contemplate the players with the most of sixes in IPL.
West Indian legend Chris Gayle has smacked the most number of sixes (357) in 140 matches. Gayle is a born southpaw who likes to send the ball over the boundary in every ball. Gayle has almost made every bowler scared of his big hittings. In 2013 the “Universe Boss” hit the longest six of his IPL career, which was of 119 meters. That six is also the joint 5th longest six in the IPL history (Ross Taylor). Gayle has amassed 4950 runs in 140 matches so far in IPL at a strike rate of 149.45. The tall guy from Jamaica has also scored the most number of centuries (6) in IPL.
AB DE Villers
Abraham Benjamin DE Villers has smashed the 2nd most number of sixes (251) in the history of IPL. The swashbuckling batsman from South Africa is known as “MR 360” for his hitting ability all over the park. AB is a nightmare for the bowlers around the world. He can hit any bowler for long sixes. AB has notched up 5162 runs in 184 matches at a strike rate of 151.68. He is a player who is wanted by every franchise in the world. His longest came in 2018 IPL (111 Meters).
Indian and Mumbai Indians opener Rohit Sharma has hit the 3rd most number of sixes (227) in IPL. Rohit is one of the best openers to play white ball cricket ever. Rohit has made 5611 runs in 213 IPL matches at a strike rate of 130.39 so far. Rohit can play long innings in white ball cricket. He has hit 476 fours also. Rohit Sharma has crossed the mark of 50 runs 40 times in IPL.
MS Dhoni has whacked the 4th most number of sixes (219) in IPL. MS is regarded as the best finisher in the world, he has finished many matches for his team. Once West Indian legend Ian Bishop Said- “if 15 runs needed in the last over, then pressure is on the bowler not on MS Dhoni”. So one can imagine what legacy MS Dhoni has left in international cricket. MS has finished many matches with a six like in 2016 Rising Pune Supergiants needed 23 runs in the last over and MS took his team home by striking Patel for 22 runs. Dhoni has amassed 4746 runs in 220 IPL matches at a strike rate of 135.83. He smashed the longest six of his IPL career in 2012 (112 mt).
The hard hitter from Mumbai Indians, Kieron Pollard has hit the 5th most number of sixes (214) in IPL. Kieron Pollard is known for playing quickfire innings in cricket. Pollard has so far played 178 matches and scored 3268 runs at a strike rate of 149.77. His longest six is of 105 mt, which he hit against Chennai Super Kings in 2021 IPL.
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Who has smashed the longest six in the IPL history?
South African all-rounder Albie Morkel has smashed the longest six (125 Meter) in the IPL history. Morkel played for CSK in the IPL 2008. He hit the six off Pragyan Ojha’s ball, who was a part of Deccan Chargers. The six went over the cow corner for a huge six.