The reasons IPL is the most popular T20 league in the world is the entertainment provided by the players. In any format of cricket, crowd loves to see four and sixes and IPL has witness many power hitter who have hit ball out of the stadium. The world’s some bigger hitters who play in the IPL are Chris Gayle, David Warner, AB de Villiers and MS Dhoni. Find IPL Most Sixes record by Batsmen. Get the list of top 5 batsmen with highest numbers of Sixes in IPL history.
IPL Most Sixes Record
|Chris Gayle||KKR, RCB||2009-17||255||95||3486||175*|
|Rohit Sharma||DC, MI||2008-17||164||147||3923||109*|
|Suresh Raina||CSK, GL||2008-17||161||151||4234||100*|
|AB de Villers||DD, RCB||2008-17||153||123||3394||133*|
|DA Warner||DD, SRH||2009-17||143||105||3608||109*|
|Yusuf Pathan||KKR, RR||2008-17||143||139||2847||100|
|MS Dhoni||CSK, RPS||2008-17||142||148||3332||70*|
|Yuvraj Singh||KXIP, PWI, RCB||2008-17||138||113||2428||83|
|Shane Watson||RR, RCB||2008-17||122||98||2612||104*|
|BB McCullum||CSK, GL, KTK, KKR||2008-17||114||96||2587||158*|
|DR Smith||CSK, DC, GL, MI||2008-17||111||82||2230||87*|
|RV Uthappa||KKR, MI, PWI, RCB||2008-17||109||140||3492||83*|
|Virendra Sehwag||DD, KXIP||2008-15||106||104||2728||112|
Top 5 Players With Most Sixes In The IPL History
5. Virat Kohli
In March 2008, the Indian Cricket Team Captain was bought on a youth contract by the Indian Premier League franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore. He had a poor 2008 season, with a total of 165 runs in 12 innings at an average of 15.00 and a strike rate of 105.09.He played slightly better in the second season in which he made a total of 246 runs at 22.36, striking at over 112. In the 2010 season, Kohli was the third highest run-getter for his team with 307 runs, averaging 27.90 and improving his strike rate to 144.81.
Ahead of the 2011 season, Kohli was the only player retained by the Royal Challengers franchise. Kohli was the second-highest run-getter of the season. Kohli accumulated a total of 557 runs at an average of 46.41 and a strike rate of 121.Kohli was appointed as the team’s captain for the 2013 season. He had great success with the bat averaging 45.28, and he hit a total of 634 runs at a strike rate of over 138 including six fifties and a top-score of 99 and finished as the season’s third-highest run-scorer.
At the 2016 IPL, Kohli broke the record for most runs in an IPL season (of 733 runs) by scoring 973 runs in 16 matches at an average of 81.08, winning the Orange Cap. He scored four centuries in the tournament, having never scored one in the Twenty20 format before the start of the season, and also became the first player to reach the 4000-run milestone in the IPL.
He has hit 150 sixes in 140 matches with a strike rate of 130.46 and an average of 38.28.
4. AB De Villiers:
The superman from South Africa has been one of the most successful players in the IPL and a crowd favourite everywhere he goes. He started the IPL in 2008 when he was picked up by the Delhi Daredevils but in that season he just scored 95 runs with an average of 19. But he played brilliantly in the 2009 season where he scored 465 runs with a staggering average of 51.66, scoring a century.
In 2011, he was picked up by The Royal Challengers Bangalore and became an instant match winner as he scored with humongous strike rate of 161.11 and 164.38 in the successive seasons. He was instrumental in RCB reaching the final of the 2017 season along with his Captain Virat Kohli.
He has hit 151 sixes in 111 matches with a strike rate of 149.62 and an average of 40.06.
3. Suresh Raina:
Raina was signed by the Chennai Super Kings for the first three years of the tournament. Raina made significant contributions in the first edition of the tournament. Again in 2010 IPL, Raina’s consistent batting throughout the series won him applause and he became the all-time run-getter of the league. In the 2011 IPL too, Raina maintained his reputation as the leading run-scorer with 438 runs, again being the only player to cross 400 do so for all the seven seasons.
In 2012 IPL, he became Chennai’s leading run scorer, scoring 441 runs and on the course became the only player to score 400 runs in every IPL. He became the first player in the history of IPL to cross the mark of 2000 IPL runs. In 2013 IPL, he scored 548 runs at a healthy average of 42.15 and strike rate of 150.13. In 2016, Raina was signed by the Gujarat Lions after the suspension of CSK. He captained the team for the season, and remained consistent with batting, scoring 399 runs in 15 innings.
He has hit 161 sixes in 150 matches with a strike rate of 138.40 and an average of 34.19.
2. Rohit Sharma:
Rohit Sharma is one of the most successful players in IPL.Sharma was signed up by the Deccan Chargers franchise in 2008. He was one of the leading run scorers in the 2008 IPL season with 404 runs at an average of 36.72.In the 2009 IPL season he was appointed as the vice-captain of the Deccan Chargers. In the 2011 IPL auction, he was sold for US$ 2million to the Mumbai Indians. He was later promoted as the permanent captain of the Mumbai Indians in the 2013 season.
Mumbai Indians under his captaincy won the IPL for the first time. It was a terrific season for him as a captain as he helped Mumbai Indians to win the IPL as well as the Champions League T20 in 2013. Once again in 2015 he helped MI to win the IPL 8 title by beating Chennai. He became only one of the captains who won the IPL trophy twice. He also became the second player after Yusuf Pathan to be a part of the playing XI that won the IPL title three times: once with the Deccan Chargers and twice as the skipper of the Mumbai Indians.
He has hit 163 sixes in 146 matches with a strike rate of 131.18 and an average of 32.63.
1. Chris Gayle
The man from Jamaica started his IPL with the Kolkata Knight Riders and played for them in the first three seasons but didn’t have much success. In 2011, after being left out of the initial part of the West Indies T20 and one-day home series against Pakistan, Gayle opted to join the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the fourth edition of the Indian Premier League. In his debut game against his previous team Kolkata Knight Riders in their home ground, he scored 102 off 55 balls, hitting 10 fours and 7 sixes.
In a match against Kochi Tuskers Kerala, he scored 37 runs in one over, which included 3 sixes, 3 fours and a no ball that was hit for a six. Although many people cite him as having hit the over for 37, one run was awarded as an extra due to the no ball. He can therefore be said to have hit 36 off an over that went for 37. Gayle won the Orange Cap Award for scoring the most runs in the tournament amassing 608 runs in 12 matches. He was instrumental in many victories for the Royal Challengers Bangalore and received five Man of the Match awards and also the Player of the Tournament award for his performances.
In the 2012 IPL season, Gayle hit the most sixes (59) and was nominated for the orange cap for making 733 in 14 matches. Gayle started off his 2013 IPL season scoring 92 not out from 58 balls, hitting 11 fours and four sixes against the Mumbai Indians. On 23 April 2013 during an IPL match against Pune Warriors India, Gayle broke multiple scoring records. With an individual score of 175 not out off 66 balls and a century reached in 30 balls, Gayle set records for the fastest century reached in any format of cricket, the highest individual score in a T20 match, and the most sixes scored in a single innings in the IPL.
He has hit 255 sixes in 95 matches with a strike rate of 152.16 and an average of 42.51.