Top 10 Longest Sixes in IPL History: Record-Breaking Hits

Top 10 Longest Sixes in IPL History: Record-Breaking Hits

The Indian Premier League (IPL) has been a fantastic platform for cricket enthusiasts worldwide since 2008. It has brought together some of the best cricketers globally to represent different cities of India. This tournament has broken several world records and has contributed significantly to the nation’s GDP. The sale of media rights for the next four seasons for USD 6.4 billion is a testament to IPL’s growing influence.

The IPL has witnessed some of the longest hits in cricket history. The record of the longest six in IPL history still belongs to Albie Morkel, who hit a 125m six in 2008.

The top 10 players with the longest sixes in IPL history are:

Position Year Player Team Distance (in meters)
1 2008 Albie Morkel Chennai Super Kings 125
2 2013 Praveen Kumar Kings XI Punjab 124
3 2011 Adam Gilchrist Kings XI Punjab 122
4 2010 Robin Uthappa Royal Challengers Bangalore 120
5 2013 Chris Gayle Royal Challengers Bangalore 119
6 2009 Yuvraj Singh Kings XI Punjab 119
7 2008 Ross Taylor Royal Challengers Bangalore 119
8 2016 Ben Cutting Sunrisers Hyderabad 117
9 2013 Gautam Gambhir Kolkata Knight Riders 117
10 2009 MS Dhoni/Faf Du Plessis Chennai Super Kings/Royal Challengers Bangalore 115

 

1. ALBIE MORKEL WITH 125 METRES

ALBIE MORKEL WITH 125 METRES

Alive Morkel is a former South African cricketer. He is an all-rounder who bowls right-arm medium fast and bats left-handed. “However, the record for longest Six in IPl belongs to Albie Morkel, who smashed 125 metres six against Pragyan Ojha during the inaugural 2008 season while representing the Chennai super king. ”This incredible raw power hitting six makes him the most explosive batsman in the tournament. Even after more than 16 years, this is one IPl record that hasn’t been broken yet.

 

 

2. PRAVEEN KUMAR WITH 124 METRES

PRAVEEN KUMAR WITH 124 METRES

Praveen Kumar is a right-arm medium-paced bowler. He relied on his ability to swing the ball along with line and length. In 2008 Praveen Kumar playing for the Royal challenger Banglore in a match against Rajasthan Royal, hit the highest six of 124 metres in the Indian premier league. The shot came off the bowling of Yusuf Pathan of Rajasthan Royal. He displays his batting skills by sending the ball soaring to the boundary. This unexpected Longest Six left everyone astonished.

 

 

3. ADAM GILCHRIST WITH 122 METRES

ADAM GILCHRIST WITH 122 METRES

Adam Gilchrist is a former International cricketer and commentator. He was a left-handed Batsman and record-breaking wicket-keeper, his strike rate is amongst the highest in the history of the Indian Premier League. “He holds the unique record of a 122 metres longest six while playing for Punjab against the Royal Challenger Bangalore at Dharamsala, where Adam Gilchrist spotted the slower ball of Langeveldt early and smashed the longest six which went out of the stadium.”

 

 

4. ROBIN UTHAPPA WITH 120 METRES

ROBIN UTHAPPA WITH 120 METRES

Robin Uthappa, former Cricketer, who last played for Kerala and Chennai Super King in the Indian premier league ,has a record of hitting a 120 metres longest six in 2010 after spotting a length ball on the stumps early. Uthappa, hits the ball with such a force that it disappeared deep into the crowd at Wankhede Stadium, regarded as one of the biggest hits in the tournament’s History.

 

 

5. CHRIS GAYLE WITH 119 METRES

CHRIS GAYLE WITH 119 METRES

The Universal Bose, Chris Gayle, holds fifth in the rank with the longest six of 119 metres while playing for the Royal Challenger Bangalore with sky-kissing sixes against Pune Warriors.” This iconic match was played in a Chinnaswamy stadium which is situated in Bangalore, where he single-handedly dismantled the bowling attack.

 

6. YUVRAJ SINGH WITH 119 METRES

It was not the first time the IPL was forced to move outside India in 2009 and one of the game’s all-time biggest six hits by Yuvraj Singh showcasing his raw power and talent of 119 metres longest six despite facing ups and down in his career, this longest six remain in memories of cricket fans.

 

7. ROSS TAYLOR WITH 117 METRES

Ross Taylor is a former New Zealand Captain, batting predominantly at number four. Ross Taylor often performed astonishing performances while playing for the  Royal Challenger Bangalore in the Indian Premier League 2008 and also hit 119 metres six in the IPL. It was the inaugural League when he got his Kiwi teammate Jacob Oram in the deep midwicket for a six.

 

8. BEN CUTTING WITH 117 METRES

Ben Cutting hit the longest six of the season against the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the finals at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. His team were facing a major crisis when they lost wickets in quick succession. “It was Ben Cutting who came in handy for His team and smashed “117 metres “, the longest six of the season, against Watson.

 

9. GAUTAM GAMBHIR WITH 117 METRES

Gautam Gambhir” was one of the most successful players with the biggest six of 117 metres while playing for Kolkata Knight Riders in 2013,considered pure hits of the season. “He smashed big sixes throughout the season, but this shot was the longest  hit of  his IPL career. His 117 metres six on delivery of S. Sreesanth against Rajasthan Royal. He is regarded as the most successful captain of Kolkata Knight Riders.

 

10. MS DHONI WITH 115 METRES

Mahendra Singh Dhoni is an outstanding performer and one of  the most successful full captains in the Indian Premier League renowned for his Sky- kissing sixes of 115 metres in 2009 while playing for Chennai Super King. Dhoni’s cool and collected leadership has received praise from the cricket community. “The exceptional skills and power of these players have made the  IPL even more exciting for cricket enthusiasts worldwide.” “Whether you are a seasoned cricketer or a newcomer, The IPL provides an excellent opportunity to showcase your talent and break these records.” So, step up to the challenge, play for your country and team, and strive to smash the longest six to make history!

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