The short format of cricket always creates a situation where a batsman has to hit sixes to score more runs. Everyone a batsman, an all-rounder even a bowler who can hit six has a good demand in the short format of cricket. Today in this article we will discuss the highest six-hitting players in one inning. Six-hitting ability in any situation is a great achievement for any player. In the Indian team, there are few players who have that ability like Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, etc. Though till now none of the Indian players are on the list of top 5 six-hitter in an innings.
Foreign Players like Chris Gayle, AB Devilliers, Andre Russell, Kieron Pollard, Nicolas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stonis, etc. can hit back-to-back sixes in an over and can felt the bowler like whom he is bowling. So now I am going to discuss about the top 5 of them who hits most sixes in an innings-
Here are top 5 batsman who hits most sixes in an innings:-
- Chris Gayle:- who doesn’t know the name. The Universe Boss, the power hitter batsman of the West Indies team played for so many franchises in the Indian premier league, like Kolkata knight riders, Royal challengers Bangalore and Kings 11 Punjab. He is in the first position of hitting most sixes in an innings. During this period he was playing for Royal challengers Bangalore. He hits total of 17 sixes in just 66 balls and scores 175 runs against the Pune warriors.
Another interesting thing is that he is also the 3rd and 4th position holder in this list. In 2012 his century against Delhi he hits 13 sixes and standing in the 3rd position and in 2015 against Kings 11 Punjab he hit 12 sixes and standing the 4th position also.
- Brendon McCullum:- The opener batsman of any format, who always plays with a high Strick rate. In 2008 in the first season of IPL, he hits the second-highest score of IPL history. He hits total 13 sixes in that innings and scores 158 runs in just 73 balls and holding the second position in this list for a long time.
- AB devilliers:- The South African batsman, who is also the most loved foreign Player in India. He is named Mr. 360. He can hit the ball in any direction for a six. In 2016 against a match Gujrat Lions he hits a total of 12 sixes while batting with Virat Kohli and also made a partnership of 229 runs. He scored 129 runs in just 52 balls with 12 sixes and holding the 5th position in that list.