When it comes to T20 cricket, the six-hitting ability plays a crucial role for any batsman. IPL has witnessed many big hitters in the past 13 years. Here in this post, we will discuss players who have hit most of the sixes in an IPL inning.
1.Chris Gayle (17 sixes vs. Pune Warriors India, 2013)
The universe Boss, Chris Gayle, is known for his hard-hitting ability, and he justifies his name as he featured three times in this list for the highest sixes in an IPL inning. Sixer King Gayle has registered the highest score in T20 history against Pune Warriors in 2013. In the 5th over, Chris completed his half-century by hitting a massive six to Mitchell Marsh. He scored 29 runs against Marsh in the 8th over and after that got his hundred at just 30 balls. He scored a total of 175 in that match and surprised the cricket fraternity with his superb hard-hitting ability.
2.Brendon McCullum (13 sixes vs. Royal Challengers Bangalore, 2008)
In 2008 Brendon McCullum rocked the IPL inauguration stage with a huge 158 runs against Royal Challengers Bangalore. In that superb innings, McCullum hit 13 sixes and 10 boundaries. He frequently came down the track to all fast bowlers even after the powerplay and hit them out of the park. He ended his innings in style with three massive sixes off Indian former pacer Praveen Kumar. KKR won that match by a huge 140 runs.
3.Chris Gayle (13 sixes vs. Delhi Dare Devils,2012)
Again, Chris Gayle holds the record of hitting 13 sizes in a very crucial match against Delhi daredevils. Gayle’s very special inning was because RCB needed a must-win match against Delhi to stay alive in knockouts. In that match, this Caribbean superstar cricket set a century partnership with King Virat Kohli to take the RCB score 215/1. Though he starts his innings steadily later, he hit 13 massive sixes against a strong bowling lineup like Irfan Pathan, Aaron, and Umesh Yadav. Chris targeted Pawan Negi and Irfan and hit both of them three sixes.
4.AB de Villiers (12 sixes vs. Gujarat Lions, 2016)
Ab De Villiers is the next player on our list who holds 12 sixes against Gujarat Lions in the 2016 IPL. That match was a special match for RCB because AB and Virat made a double-century partnership after losing Gayle in early overs. ABD started counter batting at the very beginning, and RCB managed to score 248 runs. He just destroyed every bowler by hitting log sixes and boundaries all parts of the ground.
5.Chris Gayle (12 sixes vs. Kings XI Punjab [Now Punjab Kings], 2015)
Chris Gayle played an exceptional inning against Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab kings), in which he created a record of hitting 12 sixes. This was the 40th game of the IPL 2015 edition, and one of them must win a game for RCB to increase their points for the playoffs. Gayle started his innings as an opener with Virat Kohli and destroyed the bowlers of Kings XI Punjab. In the second over, he smashed Johnson with two massive sixes and two fours. On the 15 over, Gayle smashed Karanveer Singh with hattrick sixes and got his century in that match.