The history of the Indian Premier League has seen more than one exciting match. The match played between Punjab Kings and Gujarat Titans on Friday was also the best example of this. Gujarats team needed 12 runs off the last two balls and Rahul Teotia made the team the winner by hitting consecutive sixes. Before this, there were more than 10 occasions in IPL history when the team won the last ball for a six.
Rohit Sharmas name is at the fore in this list. So far in the history of the tournament, he has won the match three times by hitting a six off the last ball. Rohit did this feat in 2009 against Kolkata while playing for Deccan Chargers (no longer playing in the tournament). He became the first batsman to do so in the tournament. Apart from this, playing for Mumbai, he repeated this feat in 2011 against Pune Warriors (now this team does not play) and in 2012 against Deccan.
Ambati Rayudu, playing for Mumbai in the year 2011, won the team by hitting a six off the last ball against the Kolkata team. Playing for RCB, Sourav Tiwary won the match against Pune in 2012, sending the last ball for a six. Dwayne Bravo did this amazingly against Kolkata in the year 2012 itself.
Former Chennai captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who is known for hitting long sixes, had won against Punjab for a last-ball six in 2016 while playing for Pune. Mitchell Santner did something similar against Rajasthan while playing for Chennai in 2019. Nicholas Pooran had led the Punjab team to victory against RCB in 2020 by hitting a six off the last ball. This year Ravindra Jadeja had done the same thing against Kolkata.
KS Bharat had led RCB to a memorable win against Delhi in the last season with a six off the last ball. In this season, Rahul Tewatia took Gujarat to victory by hitting Odeen Smith for sixes in the last two balls against Punjab.