Top 10 Batsmen with most sixes in IPL
Chris Gayle leads the chart of top 10 batsmen with most sixes in IPL.
The Indian Premier League is one of the most popular and exciting T20 cricket leagues in the world. The league attracts top cricketing talent from around the globe, and is known for its high-octane matches, nail-biting finishes, and incredible performances. One of the most thrilling aspects of the IPL is the ability of certain players to hit sixes with ease, sending the ball soaring over the boundary ropes. These players have become fan favorites, with their power-hitting abilities earning them a special place in the hearts of cricket fans around the world.
Over the years, the IPL has produced many such players, each with their unique style and approach to the game. In this article, we will take a look at the top 10 players who have hit the most sixes in the history of the IPL.
Top 10 batsmen who have hit most sixes in IPL:
10. Andre Russell – 186 Sixes
Andre Russell is known for his incredible power hitting abilities. He has been playing for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League since 2014, and has quickly become one of the most popular players in the league.
In his IPL career so far, Russell has hit an astounding 186 sixes in just 107 matches, and has scored 2177 runs. Prior to joining KKR, Russell also played for the Delhi Daredevils (now known as Delhi Capitals) from 2012-2013. With his explosive batting style and ability to turn the game on its head, Russell has cemented his place as one of the most exciting players to watch in the IPL.
9. Shane Watson – 190 Sixes
Shane Watson is a retired Australian cricketer who had a long and illustrious career in the Indian Premier League. Watson made his IPL debut in 2008, playing for the Rajasthan Royals. He went on to represent the Royal Challengers Bangalore and the Chennai Super Kings in subsequent years. Watson was known for his all-round abilities, as he was a top-order batsman and a useful medium-fast bowler.
Over the course of his IPL career, Watson played 145 matches and scored 3874 runs. He also hit an impressive 190 sixes, showcasing his incredible power-hitting abilities. Watson was a key player for all the teams he played for, and his contribution to the IPL is widely recognized.
8. Suresh Raina – 203 Sixes
Suresh Raina was an integral part of the Indian Premier League since its inception. Raina made his IPL debut in 2008, playing for the Chennai Super Kings. He played for CSK until 2015, before moving to the Gujarat Lions for two seasons in 2016 and 2017. Raina then returned to CSK in 2018 and continued to play for the team until 2021.
Raina was known for his aggressive batting style and his ability to score quick runs. Over the course of his IPL career, he has played in 205 matches and scored 5528 runs. He has hit an impressive 203 sixes, demonstrating his power-hitting abilities. Raina has also been a valuable fielder, taking some stunning catches over the years.
7. David Warner – 217 Sixes
David Warner is a well-known Australian cricketer who has been a key player in the Indian Premier League since 2009. He made his IPL debut playing for the Delhi Daredevils (now known as Delhi Capitals) and played for them until 2013. He then joined the Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2014 and played for them until 2021. In 2022, he was bought by the Delhi Capitals, and he continues to play for them.
Warner is known for his aggressive style of batting and his ability to hit big sixes. Over the course of his IPL career, he has played in 170 matches and scored 6187 runs. He has hit an impressive 217 sixes, demonstrating his incredible power-hitting abilities. Warner’s contribution to the IPL has been immense, and he is widely regarded as one of the best foreign players to have ever played in the tournament.
6. Kieron Pollard – 223 Sixes
Kieron Pollard was known for his hard-hitting abilities and all-round performance in T20 cricket. He made his IPL debut playing for Mumbai Indians in 2010 and was a key player for the team, played for them throughout his IPL career.
Over the course of his IPL career, Pollard has played in 189 matches and scored 3412 runs. He has hit an incredible 223 sixes, making him one of the most fearsome hitters in the league. Pollard’s contribution to Mumbai Indians has been immense, and he is widely regarded as one of the team’s greatest players.
5. Virat Kohli – 229 Sixes
Virat Kohli, one of the finest cricketers of his generation, has been a key player for the Royal Challengers Bangalore since the inception of the IPL in 2008. Kohli’s aggressive style of batting and his ability to score runs consistently has made him one of the best batsmen in the history of the IPL.
Over the course of his IPL career, Kohli has played in 231 matches and has scored a staggering 6957 runs. He has also hit 229 sixes, demonstrating his ability to clear the boundaries with ease. Kohli’s best IPL season came in 2016 when he scored 973 runs, including four centuries and seven half-centuries. Kohli’s contribution to the IPL has been immense, and he is widely regarded as one of the league’s greatest players. His achievements in the IPL have cemented his legacy as one of the all-time greats of the game.
4. MS Dhoni – 235 Sixes
MS Dhoni, one of the most successful captains in the history of IPL, has been a prominent figure since the inception of the tournament. Dhoni started his IPL career with Chennai Super Kings in 2008 and played for them till 2015, He then joined Rising Pune Supergiants for the 2016 and 2017 seasons, where he led the team to the IPL final in 2017. After the two-year suspension of CSK, Dhoni once again joined the team in 2018 and has been playing for them ever since.
Known for his incredible finishing skills, Dhoni has hit a total of 235 sixes in his IPL career in 242 matches and has scored 5039 runs. His calm and composed captaincy has earned him immense respect and admiration from fans and fellow cricketers alike. His leadership skills have led CSK to win 4 IPL titles, and his contribution to the game has made him one of the greatest players in IPL history.
3. Rohit Sharma – 250 Sixes
Rohit Sharma, one of the most successful captains in IPL, has been an integral part of Mumbai Indians since 2011. However, his IPL journey started with Deccan Chargers in 2008 where he played until 2010 and won the title with them in 2009. After joining Mumbai Indians, Rohit Sharma became the captain of Mumbai Indians in 2013 and has since led them to five IPL titles, making him one of the most successful captains in the history of the league.
Rohit is known for his ability to hit big shots and has scored 6060 runs in 234 matches, including an impressive 250 sixes. His leadership skills and batting prowess have made him one of the most valuable players in the IPL and a key figure for Mumbai Indians.
2. AB de Villiers – 251 Sixes
AB de Villiers made his debut in the Indian Premier League in 2008, playing for the Delhi Daredevils. He played with the team for three seasons before joining the Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2011. He continued to represent the Bangalore team until 2021.
Throughout his IPL career, de Villiers established himself as one of the most explosive batsmen in the tournament, known for his ability to score runs quickly and hit massive sixes. In 184 matches, he smashed a total of 251 sixes and scored 5162 runs. De Villiers’ contributions to the Bangalore team were crucial in helping them reach the playoffs on several occasions, and he was a fan favorite due to his entertaining style of play. Although he is no longer playing in the IPL, his legacy as one of the greatest players in the tournament’s history will undoubtedly be remembered for years to come.
1. Chris Gayle – 357 Sixes
Chris Gayle made his debut in the Indian Premier League in 2009, playing for the Kolkata Knight Riders. He represented the KKR for two seasons before moving to the Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2011, where he played for seven seasons. In 2018, Gayle joined the Punjab Kings (previously known as Kings XI Punjab), where he played for four seasons before announcing his retirement from IPL cricket in 2021.
Throughout his IPL career, Gayle established himself as one of the most destructive batsmen in the tournament, with his ability to hit massive sixes and score runs quickly. In 142 IPL matches, Gayle smashed a whopping 357 sixes and scored 4965 runs. He was a vital member of the teams he played for, and his contributions played a significant role in helping them reach the playoffs on several occasions. Chris Gayle’s performances in the IPL have made him a fan favorite, and he is widely regarded as one of the greatest T20 batsmen of all time. His legacy in the tournament will undoubtedly be remembered for many years to come.
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