Mr. Mayank Tater 14, Jun 2022

With these power-hitting players in IPL, fans are able to enjoy the game as they get to watch their favorite players make long sixes. Spectators get excited about the fast pace of the match along with some staggering and huge sixes hit by the batters. The batters are the main reason we watch the IPL. In this blog, we will discuss some most popular longest sixes of IPL. 

10 Longest Sixes in IPL History

Ranking Year Player Name Team Name Six Distance (in meters)
1 2008 Albie Morkel Chennai Super Kings(CSK) 125
2 2011 Praveen Kumar Kings XI Punjab(KXIP) 124
3 2011 Adam Gilchrist Kings XI Punjab(KXIP) 122
4 2010 Robin Uthappa Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB) 120
5 2013 Chris Gayle Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB) 119
6 2009 Yuvraj Singh Kings XI Punjab(KXIP) 119
7 2008 Ross Taylor Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB) 119
8 2017 Gautam Gambhir Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR) 117
9 2016 Ben Cutting Sunrisers Hyderabad(SRH) 117
10 2022 Liam Livingstone Punjab Kings(PBKS) 117
  1. Albie Morkel (CSK) – 125m

Albie Morkel (CSK)

The Proteas’ all-rounder is known for his power-hitting and correctly so he holds the record of hitting the longest-six in IPL history. While playing for CSK in the first season of IPL (2008) against Deccan Chargers in Hyderabad, Albie smashed the ball of Pragyan Ojha really hard for a humongous 125m six. Not only this six, but Albie has shown on a number of occasions his power-hitting ability, tonking the ball out of the park many times in his career. It was albie morkel’s longest six in ipl.

  1. Praveen Kumar (RCB) – 124 m 

Praveen Kumar (RCB)

Praveen Kumar is a medium pacer who played for India and was regularly featured in IPL till a few years ago. Praveen Kumar in the second spot proves the fact that many tailenders are really good at whacking the ball all the way for 6s. In 2011, Praveen smashed the ball of Malinga for a huge 124m six while playing for KXIP against the Mumbai Indians. It is the longest distance six in IPL by an Indian player.

3. Adam Gilchrist (KXIP) – 122 m

Adam Gilchrist (KXIP)

The former Aussie cricketer is known for his flamboyant batting and good wicket-keeping skills. He is also the 2009 IPL-winning captain of Deccan Chargers. Gilly played for KXIP and was the captain of Punjab at that time in 2011 when he hit a long-six over mid-wicket to RCB bowler Charl Langeveldt and it went 122 meters.

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  1. Robin Uthappa (RCB) – 120 m

Robin Uthappa (RCB)

The technically solid Robin Uthappa knows how to hit the long ball perfectly. He features in the top-10 players to hit the most number of sixes in IPL with 182 sixes in all. In 2010, while playing for RCB he hit a 120m gigantic six against Chennai Super Kings. He also won the orange cap in 2014 and was an integral part of two-time champions KKR.

  1. Chris Gayle (RCB) – 119 m

Chris Gayle (RCB)

When talking about sixes and not taking Chris Gayle’s name would be unfair. The t20 stalwart holds the record for the most number of sixes in IPL with 357 sixes in total. In 2013, when Gayle smashed 175* during the same innings he struck his longest IPL six of 119m against the Sahara Pune Warriors’ bowler Ashok Dinda. If we talk about the top 10 biggest six in IPL history then CHRIS GAYLE is always in news.

  1. Yuvraj Singh (KXIP) – 119m

Yuvraj Singh (KXIP)

Yuvraj Singh, the man who hit 6 consecutive sixes of Stuart Broad in the 2007 t20 World Cup had to make the list for longest sixes. Yuvi can hit any bowl out of the park with sheer brilliance and power. In 2009, he smashed a 119m long six while he was the captain of Punjab.

  1. Ross Taylor (RCB) – 119m

Ross Taylor (RCB)

Ross Taylor the Kiwi batting legend who retired just months before also makes it to the list of longest sixes tied with Yuvi and Gayle. Ross achieved this feat in the inaugural edition of the IPL while smashing 54 runs off 32 balls playing for RCB.

  1. Gautam Gambhir (KKR) – 117m

Gautam Gambhir (KKR)

One of the most successful captains in the IPL who led KKR to the trophy two times in 2012 and 2014 also features in 8th position with a 117m six. In 2013, the 117m six by Gautam Gambhir was considered the best short of the season by far.

  1. Ben Cutting (SRH) – 117m

Ben Cutting (SRH)

Cutting is an Australian all-rounder known for his ability to hit the ball hard. In the 2016 IPL final, SRH VS RCB Cutting swung the bat on a full toss and the ball went on the roof of Chinnaswamy Stadium and it turned out to be a 117m six. Ben is a clean striker of the cricket ball and hits it long.

  1. Liam Livingstone (SRH) – 117m

Liam Livingstone (SRH)

Livingstone had an amazing 2022 season showcasing his all-around abilities. The Englishman scored 437 runs this season (2022) for PBKS and also took 6 wickets. The 117m six came against the Gujarat Titans when Livingstone was in a hurry to finish the game and smashed Shami for 28 runs in an over.

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Biggest Six in IPL History (Year wise):

Year of Record Player Name Team Name Six Distance (in meters)
2021 Ruturaj Gaikwad Chennai Super Kings(CSK) 108
2020 Nicholas Pooran Kings XI Punjab(KXIP) 106
2019 MS Dhoni Chennai Super Kings(CSK) 111
2018 AB de Villiers Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB) 111
2017 Travis Head Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB) 109
2016 Ben Cutting Sunrisers Hyderabad(SRH) 117
2015 AB de Villiers Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB) 108
2014 David Miller Kings XI Punjab(KXIP) 102
2013 Chris Gayle Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB) 112
2012 MS Dhoni Chennai Super Kings(CSK) 112
2011 Adam Gilchrist Kings XI Punjab(KXIP) 122
2010 Robin Uthappa Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB) 120
2009 Yuvraj Singh Kings XI Punjab(KXIP) 119
2008 Albie Morkel Chennai Super Kings(CSK) 125

List of Biggest Sixes in IPL 2022:

Year of Record Player Name Team Name Six Distance (in meters)
2021 Ruturaj Gaikwad Chennai Super Kings(CSK) 108
2020 Nicholas Pooran Kings XI Punjab(KXIP) 106
2019 MS Dhoni Chennai Super Kings(CSK) 111
2018 AB de Villiers Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB) 111
2017 Travis Head Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB) 109
2016 Ben Cutting Sunrisers Hyderabad(SRH) 117
2015 AB de Villiers Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB) 108
2014 David Miller Kings XI Punjab(KXIP) 102
2013 Chris Gayle Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB) 112
2012 MS Dhoni Chennai Super Kings(CSK) 112
2011 Adam Gilchrist Kings XI Punjab(KXIP) 122
2010 Robin Uthappa Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB) 120
2009 Yuvraj Singh Kings XI Punjab(KXIP) 119
2008 Albie Morkel Chennai Super Kings(CSK) 125

Conclusion:

So you saw in our blog that there are various kinds of six hitters that cerated the records with different six lengths. A hidden back lifting power and a lot of strength helped Ross Taylor, MS Dhoni, David Miller, and Chris Gayle to make these records while on the other hand Yuvraj Singh and Virat Kohli were such kinds of players that believed in timing shots. Let’s see in the next IPL who will break these records of the biggest sixes in IPL history.

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