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IPL Most Sixes: Top 10 Players with Maximum Sixes in IPL History [2023]

author - Shubhamoy Majumder

Check out the top 10 players with the most sixes in IPL history. From Chris Gayle to Rohit Sharma, find out who holds the record for hitting the most sixes in IPL and other interesting facts about IPL sixes.

IPL Most Sixes: Top 10 Players with Maximum Sixes in IPL History [2023]
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The Indian Premier League (IPL) has become one of the biggest cricket leagues in the world. Over the years, we have seen some incredible batting performances in the tournament, with players hitting sixes with ease. In this article, we will take a look at the players who have hit the most sixes in IPL history.

Chris Gayle - The Universe Boss

Chris Gayle is the undisputed king of T20 cricket, and he has dominated the IPL over the years. He is the only player to hit over 350 sixes in IPL history and has hit a total of 351 sixes in 149 matches. Gayle has been part of three IPL-winning teams, and his ability to hit sixes at will has been a major reason for his team's success.

  • Gayle has the highest individual score in IPL history with 175* off just 66 balls.
  • He has hit 26 half-centuries in IPL, the most by any player.
  • Gayle has hit the most sixes in a single IPL season - 59 sixes in 14 matches in IPL 2012.

AB de Villiers - The 360-Degree Batsman

AB de Villiers is known for his incredible hitting abilities and his ability to play shots all around the ground. He has hit a total of 235 sixes in 176 matches in the IPL, making him the second-highest six-hitter in IPL history.

  • De Villiers has hit the most sixes in an IPL match - 10 sixes in his innings of 129* off 52 balls.
  • He has hit 25 half-centuries in IPL, the second-most by any player.
  • De Villiers holds the record for the fastest fifty in IPL history, scoring a fifty in just 17 balls.

MS Dhoni - The Captain Cool

MS Dhoni is one of the most successful captains in IPL history, having led Chennai Super Kings to three IPL titles. Dhoni is known for his finishing abilities, and he has hit a total of 216 sixes in 210 matches in the IPL.

  • Dhoni has hit the most sixes as a captain in IPL history - 156 sixes in 210 matches.
  • He has hit 25 half-centuries in IPL, the second-most by any wicketkeeper-batsman.
  • Dhoni has hit the second-most sixes in a single IPL season - 30 sixes in 16 matches in IPL 2018.

Rohit Sharma - The Hitman

Rohit Sharma is the most successful captain in the history of the Indian Premier League. He is responsible for leading the Mumbai Indians to five IPL championships. Being one of the players with the highest level of consistency in the Indian Premier League, he has amassed a total of 213 sixes while playing in 204 matches.

  • Sharma has smashed 213 sixes in 204 appearances for Mumbai Indians, making him the player with the most sixes in IPL history.
  • He has scored four hundred in IPL competition, which is tied for the most by any player in IPL history.
  • The Indian Premier League record for most sixes struck in a single innings by an Indian player belongs to Sharma, who blasted 10 sixes while scoring 118 runs off just 43 balls.

Virat Kohli - The Run Machine

Virat Kohli is one of the best batsmen in the world, and he has been a consistent performer in the IPL as well. He has hit a total of 201 sixes in 199 matches in the IPL.

  • Kohli holds the record for the most runs in IPL history - 6,867 runs in 199 matches.
  • He has hit the most

Suresh Raina - The IPL Legend

Suresh Raina is a pivotal player for the Chennai Super Kings, and his aggressive approach to batting has earned him a reputation in the sport. In the IPL, he has played a total of 200 matches and has amassed 198 sixes.

  • Raina currently has played in a record-setting 200 matches in the Indian Premier League.
  • He is the first player in the history of the Indian Premier League to achieve 5000 runs.
  • Raina has scored 25 fifty runs in the Indian Premier League, which is tied for the second highest by any player.

David Warner - The Pocket Dynamite

David Warner has been one of the most consistent performers in the IPL, and he is known for his explosive batting. He has hit a total of 195 sixes in 148 matches in the IPL.

  • Warner has won the Orange Cap three times - in IPL 2015, 2017, and 2019.
  • He has hit the most IPL fifties for Sunrisers Hyderabad - 23 fifties in 81 matches.
  • Warner has hit the most sixes by a foreign player in IPL history - 195 sixes in 148 matches.

Andre Russell - The Muscle Man

Andre Russell is one of the most powerful hitters of the cricket ball, and he has been a key player for the Kolkata Knight Riders. He has hit a total of 163 sixes in 74 matches in the IPL.

  • Russell has hit the most sixes in an IPL season by a player who has played less than 10 matches - 52 sixes in 14 matches in IPL 2019.
  • He has hit the most sixes in IPL history in the last five overs of innings - 97 sixes.
  • Russell has hit the fastest fifty in IPL history - scoring a fifty in just 16 balls.

Rishabh Pant - The Young Gun

Rishabh Pant is one of the most exciting young players in world cricket, and he has been a key player for the Delhi Capitals. He has hit a total of 119 sixes in 82 matches in the IPL.

  • Pant has hit the most sixes in a single IPL inning by an Indian player - 11 sixes in his innings of 78 off 27 balls.
  • He is the fastest Indian wicketkeeper-batsman to score 1000 IPL runs.
  • Pant has hit the most sixes for Delhi Capitals in IPL history - 119 sixes in 82 matches.

Kieron Pollard - The All-Rounder

Kieron Pollard is one of the most versatile players in the IPL, and he has been a key player for the Mumbai Indians. He has hit a total of 198 sixes in 164 matches in the IPL.

  • Pollard has hit the most sixes for Mumbai Indians in IPL history - 198 sixes in 164 matches.
  • He has the highest batting strike rate in IPL history (minimum 1000 runs) - 150.87.
  • Pollard has hit the joint-most sixes in a single IPL inning - 10 sixes in his innings of 83 off 31 balls.

Conclusion

In conclusion, the IPL has witnessed some incredible batting performances over the years, with players hitting sixes with ease. The players mentioned in this article are some of the most explosive and entertaining batsmen in IPL history. It will be interesting to see if any player can break the record for most sixes in IPL history in the upcoming seasons.

RankPlayerTotal SixesMatchesInningsNot OutsHighest ScoreAverageStrike Rate
1Chris Gayle35713213115175*41.14150.11
2AB de Villiers24516915635133*39.95151.23
3MS Dhoni2162121867584*39.88136.75
4Rohit Sharma21620019228109*31.31130.61
5Virat Kohli2011961912711337.97130.41
6Suresh Raina1992001892810033.34137.14
7David Warner1951481481912642.22141.54
8Rohit Sharma19220719228109*31.47130.89
9Kieron Pollard1901641425283*28.69150.87
10Shane Watson19014514510117*30.99139.53

FAQs:

Who has hit the most sixes in the history of the Indian Premier League?

Chris Gayle now holds the record for the most sixes ever scored in the history of the Indian Premier League, having scored 357 sixes in 132 matches.

Who has struck the most sixes in a single season in the Indian Premier League (IPL)?

Chris Gayle holds the record for the most sixes struck in a single Indian Premier League season with 59 sixes in only 14 matches played during the 2012 season.

Who holds the record for the quickest century in the history of the IPL?

In the history of the Indian Premier League, Chris Gayle holds the record for the quickest century, having scored a hundred off of just 30 balls in IPL 2013.

Who has hit the most sixes thus far in the Indian Premier League 2021?

The Indian Premier League 2021 was won by Royal Challengers Bangalore's Glenn Maxwell, who smashed 36 sixes for his team over the course of 14 matches.

Who in the history of the Indian Premier League has hit the most sixes for a single franchise?

Suresh Raina is the player in the history of the Indian Premier League who has struck the most sixes for a single team. He has hit 198 sixes with the Chennai Super Kings.

Who owns the record for the most sixes hit in an innings during the IPL?

Both Chris Gayle and Brendon McCullum struck a record-tying 13 sixes in their respective innings during the Indian Premier League, which allows them to hold the record for hitting the most sixes in an IPL inning.

Who is the player in the history of the Indian Premier League who has hit the most sixes in the death overs?

Andre Russell has a record 97 sixes in the death overs, making him the player with the most sixes in the history of the Indian Premier League.

Who among the Indian players has hit the most sixes in the history of the Indian Premier League?

In the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Rohit Sharma has struck the most sixes of any Indian player, with 216 sixes in 200 matches.

Who among the international players has hit the most sixes in the history of the Indian Premier League?

With 349 sixes in 132 matches, Chris Gayle holds the record for most sixes hit by an overseas player in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Who has struck the most sixes so far in the finals of the IPL?

In the Indian Premier League finals, Kieron Pollard has smashed the most sixes, with 33 sixes in 13 games played.

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