People love to watch high lifting sky-scraping big-hitting in T20 format fact is Hitting big sixes is always risky! When we consider big T20 tournaments like the Indian premium league, no doubt we can see many batters who love to hit big sixes.
Still, most of the top-class batsmen like Virat Kohli and De Villiers loves to play grounded shorts and clear the boundary for 4 runs without any risk. Even in the short format, the values of fours are immense, and that’s the reason today we are going to discuss such five players who scored the most fours in an IPL inning.
1.Ab De Villiers-19 fours vs Mumbai Indian, 2015
The highest score of Ab De Villiers in T20 came against Mumbai Indians. He achieved this record with a combined partnership with Virat Kohli. He played some exception shorts in that game with some huge sixes and some amazing fours. He scored 19 fours in that match against Mumbai and frustrated very Mumbai Indians bowlers. He has scored 133 runs in that match and secured a famous victory against MI.
2.Paul Valthaty-19 fours vs. CSK, 2011
Paul Valthaty has scored 19 fours against CSK in 2011, which is still a record of most fours in an IPL inning. In that match, Valthaty and Murli Vijay played exceptionally and won the match for Kings XI Punjab. Before this match, Valthaty was played just one match in IPL, but he thrashed every bowler in that match all over the ground, but unfortunately, they lost that match because of the middle-order collapse.
3.Michael Lumb-16 fours vs. KXIP (currently Punjab Kings), 2010
The next player on our list is none other than Michael Lumb. In 2010 Lumb scored 16 fours against KXIP and surprised everyone with his amazing batting ability. In that game, Lumb was opened with Naman Ojha and gave Rajasthan Royals a super victory. He always loves to play within his strength, and that day, he thrashed every bowler all around the ground with some classy shorts. He scored quick 83 runs and gave Royals one amazing victory with five overs remaining and nine wickets in hand.
4.Ajinkya Rahane-16 fours vs. KXIP (currently Punjab Kings, 2012
Indian right-hand batsman Ajinkya Rahane is the next on our list. Rahane managed to hit 16 fours against Kings XI Punjab in 2012, the record of most fours in an IPL inning. That match was opened by Rahul Dravid and Rahane for Rajasthan Royals. Both of them have started amazingly and played many unorthodox shorts. Rahane played many amazing shorts and scored a risk-free 98 on 66 balls. He targeted bowlers in the powerplay and played many boundaries, and lofted sixes.
5.Glenn Maxwell-15 fours vs. CSK, 2014
Glenn Maxwell is known for his superb striking ability among cricket lovers. He also has the record of most fours in an IPL inning. Glenn played an extraordinary inning against CSK in 2014. He managed to hit 15 fours in his innings and picked gaps effortlessly. That day Glenn focused on hitting more boundaries rather than lofting sixes. He played sweep shorts, cover-drive, and drive against the spinner and fast bowlers and scored huge 95 runs with just 43 balls and chase the huge target of 206 against CSK.