The maximum number of runs that one can get on one ball is six. As a player, you would want to hit the ball for six every time but this does not happen so often in the game of cricket. It requires special skillset and power to hit the ball out of the park on the regular basis. This is the reason that IPL teams look for the power hitter who can smash the ball out of the park on regular basis. Let’s see the top 5 batsmen who has hit the most number of sixes in IPL history.
5. AB de Villers (141 Sixes)
When you are talkings about record then this man has to be on your list. He can do anything in the field and hitting the ball out of the park at regular interval is one of that thing. It’s not only hitting sixes that makes him dangerous. He can hit six in any direction of the ground. He has smashed 141 sixes in 120 matches that he has played over the course of nine seasons.
4. Virat Kohli (148 Sixes)
The no4 position is secured by the run machine of India, Virat Kohli. He is the best batsman in the world currently. In last season he was in sublime form and made the mockery of all the bowlers. He scored more than 900 runs in the last season of IPL. When it comes to hitting sixes, he has smashed 148 sixes in 139 matches.
3. Suresh Raina (160 Sixes)
Suresh Raina is at the no3 position when it comes to hitting maximum sixes. He has been ever reliable batsman when he used to play for CSK previously. Now he is the captain of Gujrat Lions and he has taken the responsibility of captaincy very well. He has smashed 160 sixes in 147 matches that he has played in the IPL.
2. Rohit Sharma (163 Sixes)
The Mumbai Indians captain comes to the second position when it comes to hitting sixes. When he hits the ball it’s not just the power that takes the ball over the rope but its class and timing that he generates. He can play spin and fast bowling both and can adapt to any situation. He has smashed 163 sixes in 142 matches that he has played in the IPL.
1. Chris Gayle (251 Sixes)
When you are talking about hitting the ball out of the park then this man has to be at the no1 position in your list. He hits the ball so hard that even an edge is enough to get the ball sailing over the boundary. He has ripped many bowling attacks apart over the course of nine seasons. He has smashed 251 sixes in 92 matches that he played in the IPL.