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Most Sixes In IPL History From 2008 to 2023

By Rohit - March 2, 2023 - Last updated on Mar 07, 2023 04:27 PM
Most Sixes In IPL History From 2008 to 2023

T20 cricket is well-known for its exciting sixes, which are often the main attraction for spectators. In addition to entertaining fans, the ability to hit sixes has also played a crucial role in deciding the outcome of many matches. There are several players who are known for their ability to hit massive sixes in franchise cricket, such as Chris Gayle, Andre Russell, AB De Villers, Kieron Pollard, Rohit Sharma, and MS Dhoni. These players have made the IPL more enjoyable and exciting for cricket enthusiasts. Thus, the players with the most sixes in the IPL are always in the spotlight.

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IPL provides players with the opportunity to make a comeback into their national teams or even make their international debuts. Some of the present Indian cricket team's superstars, like Virat Kohli, made their first appearance in the IPL before entering the international arena.

Here is the full list of players with Sixes in IPL hitory

# Player Team 4s 6s Runs Mat Inn Highest 100s 50s Avg SR
1 Chris Gayle PBKS 405 357 4965 142 141 175* 6 31 39.72 148.96
2 AB de Villiers RCB 413 251 5162 184 170 133* 3 40 39.70 151.68
3 Rohit Sharma MI 519 240 5879 227 222 109* 1 40 30.30 129.89
4 MS Dhoni CSK 346 229 4978 234 206 84* 0 24 39.20 135.20
5 Kieron Pollard MI 218 223 3412 189 171 87* 0 16 28.67 147.32
6 Virat Kohli RCB 578 218 6624 223 215 113 5 44 36.20 129.15

Chris Gayle

Chris Gayle, a legendary cricketer from the West Indies, has smashed the highest number of sixes (357) in 140 IPL matches. As a natural left-hander, Gayle is known for his ability to hit the ball over the boundary in almost every ball. His hard-hitting style has made almost every bowler fearful of him. In 2013, the self-proclaimed "Universe Boss" hit the longest six of his IPL career, measuring 119 meters, which is tied for the 5th longest six in IPL history with Ross Taylor. In addition, Gayle has scored 4965 runs in 142 IPL matches at an impressive strike rate of 148.96. He holds the record for the most centuries (6) scored in the IPL as well.

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AB DE Villers

Abraham Benjamin DE Villers, also known as "MR 360" for his exceptional hitting ability, holds the record for the second-highest number of sixes (251) in IPL history. The South African batsman is feared by bowlers worldwide and can hit any bowler for massive sixes. In his IPL career spanning 184 matches, he has amassed 5162 runs at an impressive strike rate of 151.68. He is a highly sought-after player by franchises worldwide. Notably, his longest six was recorded in the 2018 IPL and measured 111 meters.

Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma, the Mumbai Indians and Indian team opener, holds the record for hitting the third-highest number of sixes (240) in IPL history. Widely regarded as one of the greatest openers in white-ball cricket, Rohit has accumulated 5879 runs in 227 IPL matches at an impressive strike rate of 129.89. He is known for his ability to play long innings in white-ball cricket and has also hit 519 fours. Rohit Sharma has crossed the 50-run mark 40 times in IPL. In addition to his powerful shots, he also has excellent timing skills while hitting sixes.

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MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni holds the record for the fourth-highest number of sixes (229) in IPL history. Widely regarded as the best finisher in the world, Dhoni has earned a reputation for delivering under pressure and finishing matches for his team. The West Indian legend Ian Bishop once remarked that when 15 runs are needed in the last over, the pressure is on the bowler, not on MS Dhoni. Dhoni's legacy in international cricket is truly remarkable. He has finished many matches with a six, such as in 2016 when Rising Pune Supergiants needed 23 runs in the last over, and Dhoni took his team home by hitting Patel for 22 runs. Dhoni has amassed 4978 runs in 234 IPL matches at an impressive strike rate of 135.20. His longest six in IPL was recorded in 2012 and measured 112 meters.

Kieron Pollard

Kieron Pollard, the hard-hitting batsman from Mumbai Indians, has smashed the fifth-highest number of sixes (223) in IPL history. Known for his quickfire innings in cricket, the Caribbean slogger has played 189 matches and scored 3412 runs at an impressive strike rate of 147.32. In the 2021 IPL, he hit his longest six measuring 105 meters against the Chennai Super Kings. In IPL, Pollard is renowned for his power-hitting and can hit massive sixes on his day.

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