In  a league like  IPL , every team wants big hitters in their side . The teams have a great advantage when  their players can hit big sixes at will. The role of hard hitting becomes handy during the power plays and the death overs. Most of the  teams send their  explosive players to either start the innings or finish the innings. In this article,  we’re going to look after top 5 six hitters in the IPL history.

Chris Gayle 

Chris Gayle, the universe boss and  West Indies  giant holds the record for most sixes in IPL history. With 357 sixes in 142 matches, Gayle holds the top position in the list of most sixes by a player in the IPL history.

 

Chris Gayle of Punjab Kings before the start of match 11 of the Vivo Indian Premier League 2021 between the Delhi Capitals
and the Punjab Kings held at the Wankhede Stadium Mumbai on the 18th April 2021.
Photo by Deepak Malik/ Sportzpics for IPL

His batting style is not known for singles or hard running between the wickets. He believes in going beyond the boundaries every time he hits the ball. Another record of hitting most sixes in IPL in an innings belongs to him only. He smashed 17 sixes against the Pune Warriors in 2013. 

AB de Villiers 

AB deVilliers or ‘Mr. 360’ , the list of most sixes by a player in the IPL history is incomplete without him . The former  Royal Challengers Bangalore player holds the 2nd spot on this list with 251 sixes in 184 matches. De Villiers can smash any bowling line up when he is in the mood. He had the ability to change the fate of the game single handedly.  He is one of the most dangerous batsman in the history of the game.

M S Dhoni 

 MS Dhoni, the most successful captain in the cricketing history , the current captain of the Chennai Super Kings franchise holds 3rd place  in the list of most sexes by a player in the IPL history,  with 219 sixes in 220 matches played. The captain cool  has the ability to single-handedly change the course of any game, we all have seen it on multiple occasions. The 2011 WC finals stand at the top of the list. The former India skipper is still one of the best finishers of the game.

Rohit Sharma 

Rohit Sharma possess natural talent, he has a true talent, born to play the game of cricketWhen he bats, he makes batting look so easy. Be it the world’s best bowling lineup, but, once he settles down on the crease, he is simply unstoppable. He is the most successful IPL captain with 5 winning titles. With 227 sixes in 213 matches, Rohit Sharma hold the 4th spot  in the leaderboard of the most sixes in IPL.

Virat Kohli

It is almost impossible to keep the Indian run machine  out of any record list . Virat Kohli holds the  5th spot in the list of the most sixes in IPLKohli has hit 210 sixes  in 207 matches.

By Shivanshu Chauhan

A Professional Cricketer for past 4 Years for the teams of Lucknow and CISCE. He keeps an eye on all the Cricket insights which sometimes professional journos lack. He Keeps the wicket on the 22 Yards and takes care of the board meetings over here. No Official Statements go off from the website because of him. He keeps you updated by breaking News both in English and Hindi.