The recent 13th edition of the cash-rich league has been ended with Mumbai Indians (MI) have been lifted the trophy for the fifth time in their five IPL finals appearances. There are very few leagues in the world that can match the intensity and drama of the IPL league.
Throughout the long history of this tournament, there have been many pinch-hitters who have dominated this circuit like no other. This format allows the batsman to go for the maximum from the word go which is another thing that makes this league more interesting every year.
Over the years teams have been relying on the pinch-hitters more often from the players with the defensive approach in cricket as in its a 20-20 overs game players can’t have time to think more about getting settle before start scoring runs.
Teams in the last few years have been filled with more quality hitters who can hit the ball at the point of the time in a match to bring the team either back into the game or provide the momentum for the big score on the board.
Timing, Consistency, and power are required to be quality pinch-hitters in this tough league known as the Indian Premier League. Having said, Sweep Cricket brings the list of top 5 players with the most sixes in the IPL history.
Top 5 players with most sixes in IPL history
1) Chris Gayle – 349 sixes
Chris Gayle has formed the new record in the 13th edition of the cash-rich league by becoming the first batsman to smash 1000 sixes in a T-20 Cricket. In his IPL career, Gayle has been part of various franchises RCB, KKR, and KXIP.
But Gayle will be remembered when he was part of the RCB team where he created unreal records like his inning of 175* off 66 balls, the highest team total by any team in the history of IPL 263/5 by RCB.
In the 132 matches of his IPL career Gayle has scored 4772 runs at an average of 41.13 which include 6 centuries and 31 half-centuries with 384 fours and 349 sixes.
2) AB de Villiers – 235 sixes
He is not human to play among others this might be the reaction of many people when AB de Villiers start smashing the ball around the ground with his unorthodox hitting at any point in time. A vital cog of the RCB line-up over the years who defined his batting strengths to took the bail of his team in a crisis situation or shift his gears to change the direction of the match.
In the 169 matches of IPL, AB de Villiers has scored 4849 runs at an average of 40.40 which includes 3 centuries and 38 half-centuries with 390 fours and 235 sixes and the best score of 133*.
3) MS Dhoni – 216 sixes
The captain of one of the most successful franchises in the history of IPL Chennai Super Kings. If Chennai Super Kings has been so successful throughout history then this captain role in that very big.
From match-winning knocks to defended the smallest totals this cricketing brain has rocket launch the aura of his creativity. Dhoni is the first-ever player to play 200 matches in the IPL history.
In the 204 matches of IPL, Dhoni has scored 4632 runs at an average of 40.99 which include 23 half-centuries with 313 fours and 216 sixes and the best score of 84*.
4) Rohit Sharma – 213 sixes
The Hitman another successful captain of this league. If Mumbai Indians have lifted the trophy for the fifth time then there is no denying the fact that this player has a big contribution in that be it as a captain or batsman.
In the 200 matches of IPL, Rohit has scored 5230 runs at an average of 31.31. This includes 1 century and 39 half-centuries with 458 fours and 213 sixes and the best score of 109*.
5) Virat Kohli – 201 sixes
Another season and it was the same story from the modern-day great player team. With this kind of consistency, this player has dominated across all the formats
Talking about his IPL career he has played 192 matches of IPL. In those matches, Virat Kohli has scored 5878 runs at an average of 38.16. This includes 5 centuries and 39 half-centuries. He has also hit 503 fours and 201 Sixes.
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