The Top 10 Players with the Most Sixes in IPL History

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Players with the Most Sixes in IPL History

The Indian Premier League (IPL) is one of the most popular and competitive T20 leagues in the world. The format of the game demands explosive batting and high scoring rates. The fans love to see the ball flying over the boundary ropes and into the stands. The IPL has witnessed some of the best power-hitters in the history of cricket, who have entertained the crowds with their six-hitting abilities. In this article, we will look at the top 10 players with the most sixes in IPL history, as of May 2023.

Top 10 players with the most sixes in IPL history

1. Chris Gayle – 357 sixes

The undisputed king of sixes in IPL is none other than Chris Gayle. The West Indies legend has smashed 357 sixes in 142 matches, at a strike rate of 150.11. He holds the record for the highest individual score in IPL history, 175 not out against Pune Warriors India in 2013, which included 17 sixes. He also has the most centuries in IPL, with six hundreds to his name.

2. AB de Villiers – 251 sixes

The second spot on the list belongs to AB de Villiers, the South African genius who can hit any ball to any part of the ground. De Villiers has hit 251 sixes in 184 matches, at a strike rate of 152.88. He has scored 3 centuries and 40 fifties in IPL, with a highest score of 133 not out against Mumbai Indians in 2015. He is one of the most valuable players for Royal Challengers Bangalore and has formed a formidable partnership with Virat Kohli over the years.

3. Rohit Sharma – 240 sixes

The third place goes to Rohit Sharma, the captain of Mumbai Indians and one of the most successful players in IPL history. Sharma has hit 240 sixes in 227 matches, at a strike rate of 130.61. He has 1 century and 41 fifties in IPL, with a highest score of 109 not out against Kolkata Knight Riders in 2012. He is also the most successful captain in IPL, having led Mumbai Indians to five titles so far.

4. MS Dhoni – 237 sixes

The fourth position is occupied by MS Dhoni, the former captain of Chennai Super Kings and one of the greatest finishers of all time. Dhoni has hit 237 sixes in 234 matches, at a strike rate of 136.75. He has no centuries but 24 fifties in IPL, with a highest score of 84 not out against Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2019. He is also one of the most successful captains in IPL, having led Chennai Super Kings to four titles and ten playoffs appearances.

5. Virat Kohli – 229 sixes

The sixth place belongs to Virat Kohli, the captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore and one of the best batsmen in the world across formats. Kohli has hit 218 sixes in 223 matches, at a strike rate of 131.61. He has five centuries and 49 fifties in IPL, with a highest score of 113 against Kings XI Punjab in 2016. He also holds the record for the most runs in a single season of IPL, with 973 runs in 2016.

6. Kieron Pollard – 218 sixes

The fifth spot on the list goes to Kieron Pollard, the West Indies all-rounder who is one of the most destructive hitters in T20 cricket. Pollard has hit 218 sixes in 189 matches, at a strike rate of 149.35. He has no centuries but 18 fifties in IPL, with a highest score of 87 not out against Chennai Super Kings in 2021. He is one of the key players for Mumbai Indians and has played a vital role in their six title wins.

7. David Warner – 217 sixes

The seventh position is held by David Warner, the Australian opener who is one of the most consistent performers in IPL history. Warner has hit 217 sixes in 162 matches, at a strike rate of 141. He has four centuries and 53 fifties in IPL, with a highest score of 126.

8. Suresh Raina – 203 sixes

The eighth spot on the list goes to Suresh Raina, the veteran batsman who is one of the most consistent and reliable performers in IPL history. Raina has hit 203 sixes in 205 matches, at a strike rate of 136.89. He has one century and 39 fifties in IPL, with a highest score of 100 not out against Kings XI Punjab in 2013. He is also the second-highest run-scorer in IPL history, with 5528 runs. He plays for Chennai Super Kings and has been a part of their four title wins.

9. Shane Watson – 190 sixes

The ninth position is held by Shane Watson, the Australian all-rounder who is one of the most valuable players in T20 cricket. Watson has hit 190 sixes in 145 matches, at a strike rate of 137.91. He has four centuries and 21 fifties in IPL, with a highest score of 117 not out against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2018 final. He has played for Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings and has been a part of two title wins.

10. Robin Uthappa – 182 sixes

The tenth spot on the list belongs to Robin Uthappa, the Indian batsman who is one of the most experienced players in IPL history. Uthappa has hit 182 sixes in 205 matches, at a strike rate of 129.99. He has no centuries but 25 fifties in IPL, with a highest score of 88 against Mumbai Indians in 2017. He has played for Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Pune Warriors India, Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings and has been a part of one title win.

These are the top 10 players with the most sixes in IPL history, as of May 2023. They have shown their prowess and skill in hitting the ball out of the park and have entertained the fans with their explosive batting. They have also contributed to their teams’ success and have made IPL one of the most exciting cricket leagues in the world.

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