Top 10 Longest Six in IPL: The year 2007 saw a revolution in the history of cricket. The inception of T-20 cricket brought a major change in the cricketers who adopted to play quickly. The major success of T-20 cricket was the development of domestic T-20 leagues. One such popular league is the Indian Premier League. The first season of the IPL was played in 2008.
IPL is the most entertaining cricketing league in the world. The game is all about those long sixes out of the park. Over the years, the franchises have picked up massive hitters who smash the ball out of the stadium. Here is the list of the Top 10 longest six in IPL history:
Top 10 Longest Six in IPL
David Miller, Kings XI Punjab
David Miller is one of the most powerful hitters from the South African team. He has been constantly hitting the ball out of the park in IPL. Miller has been a part of many IPL franchises. He is currently a part of the Rajasthan Royals franchise but had the best times in the Kings XI Punjab franchise.
In a match against the Royal Challengers Bangalore, Miller hit an unbeaten century to take his team through an unbelievable victory. His century came with the 10th longest six in IPL history. Miller smashed the ball 110 meters out of the park at the home ground of Punjab.
AB de Villiers, Royal Challengers Bangalore
AB de Villiers, popularly known as Mr. 360 is the most fierce and consistent batsman in IPL history. De Villiers has a range of attractive shots in his pocket and he entertains the crowd thoroughly. AB de Villiers has been a constant part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore since he took part in the IPL.
The franchise has always retained him due to his impressive performance. De Villiers holds the record of smashing the 9th longest six in IPL history. De Villiers had hit the ball over the square leg in an unorthodox manner which traveled 111 meters long at the Chinnaswamy Stadium.
MS Dhoni, Chennai Super Kings
When it’s about hitting those long sixes, you just can’t keep this mighty man out of the list. MS Dhoni is one of the strongest hitters of the white ball who has hit many sixes out of the park over his long T-20 career. Dhoni has been a valuable and consistent part of the Chennai Super Kings franchise since the inception of IPL.
Dhoni has led the franchise to a three-time IPL title. Dhoni succeeded in hitting the 8th longest six in IPL history. Dhoni is renowned for hitting big sixes but this one was massive as it traveled 112 meters at the Chidambaram Stadium.
Ben Cutting, Sunrisers Hyderabad
The Aussies are known for their massive hitting abilities as we find in one of the bowling all-rounders in the list. Ben Cutting is one of the destructive batsmen on the Australian team. He had a short-lived T-20 career but he made a significant impact in his career.
Cutting has been an immense part of the IPL and he played for various franchises. Cutting hit the 7th longest six in IPL when he was a part of the Sunrisers Hyderabad franchise. Cutting hit a 116 meters long six over the park.
Gautam Gambhir, Kolkata Knight Riders
The mastermind player of India, Gautam Gambhir was a valuable part of the Kolkata Knight Riders franchise. Gambhir led the franchise to a couple of victories in 2012 and 2014. Gambhir is an aggressive and short-tempered batsman who destroyed the opponent’s bowling lineup. Gambhir’s prolific batting has set many records in IPL and international cricket.
Gambhir also holds the record of scoring the 6th longest six in IPL history. In a match at the home ground of Eden Gardens, Gambhir succeeded in hitting a 117 meters long six out of the huge stadium in Kolkata.
Yuvraj Singh, Kings XI Punjab
Yuvraj Singh is one of the most magnificent batsmen in the history of Indian Cricket. He is the only Indian batsman to hit six sixes in an over in international cricket. Yuvraj Singh made a special contribution to India at the World Cup victory in 2011.
Yuvraj Singh played for many IPL franchises including Mumbai Indians, Sunrisers Hyderabad, and Royal Challengers Bangalore. However, he had his best time with the Kings XI Punjab. While playing for Punjab in 2009, Yuvraj hit the ball 119 meters out of the park which is currently the 5th longest six in IPL.
Robin Uthappa, Royal Challengers Bangalore
The experienced batsman from India, Robin Uthappa had the most rotating IPL seasons as he had played for several IPL franchises. Uthappa has been a part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore, Rajasthan Royals, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians and currently, is the part of Chennai Super Kings franchise.
While playing for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2010, Uthappa hit a 120 meters long six out of the stadium. The massive six was acknowledged by many cricketing experts. His 120 meters long six is the 4th longest six in IPL history to date.
Adam Gilchrist, Kings XI Punjab
Adam Gilchrist had a short-lived IPL career but he had made a tremendous impact through his glorious batting skills. Initially a part of the Deccan Chargers franchise, Gilchrist managed to bring a title for his team in 2009. Owing to a disappointing performance in 2010, Gilchrist was released by the franchise and picked up by Kings XI Punjab.
Gilchrist had a good time with Punjab as he took the team to the final in 2012. While playing for Kings XI Punjab, Gilchrist hit a 112 meters long six at the Dharamshala Stadium. The massive hit is currently the 3rd longest six in IPL history.
Praveen Kumar, Kings XI Punjab
The most unbelievable player on the list, Praveen Kumar is a regular Indian bowler who had a reputed career for India. Praveen Kumar had a disappointing IPL as he failed to deliver for any of the franchises. Praveen Kumar had a better IPL performance with the Kings XI Punjab franchise.
Praveen Kumar bowled brilliantly for Punjab at the IPL under the guidance of Adam Gilchrist. In a unique record set by the new ball bowler, Praveen Kumar hit the 2nd longest six in IPL history. He managed to hit the ball 124 meters long out of the park in the 2011 edition of the IPL.
Albie Morkel, Chennai Super Kings
The Proteas have been a constant part of the list of hitting the longest sixes in IPL history. Albie Morkel is another South African who features at the top of the list. Morkel was one of the most successful parts of the Chennai Super Kings franchise as he helped the franchise to lift two successive IPL titles in 2010 and 2011.
Albie Morkel was a fierce and destructive hitter of the white ball. He hit a 125 meter long six against Mumbai Indians in the first edition of IPL in 2008. He holds the record of smashing the longest six in IPL history.
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