Here is the list of top 10 Players who have hit most number of 6’s in the ODI format of the game:
10. Adam Gilchrist:
Adam Gilcricst one of the cleanest hitter of the cricket ball , played 287 ODI and has smashed 149 sixes. Gilchrist was an effortless batsman and his sixes were always a big joy to watch. Gilchrist maintained a healthy strike rate of 96.94, throughout his career. He was also one of the Finest Wicket Keeper, that the world has seen.
9. Chris Cairns:
The tall Kiwi all-rounder was a very destructive ODI batsman. His biggest strength was his raw power. Cairns smashed 153 sixes in his ODI career, and his is No. 9 in the list of most sixes in One Day International Cricket. He had played 215 ODI’s. He had also smashed 87 sixes in his test career.
8. Brendon Mccullum:
Brendon Mccullum is the current captain of the New Zealand team. He is one of the most innovative captains. He has smashed 158 sixes in 231 matches for the black caps. He also has the ability to improvise and play cheeky lap-shots, scoops and reverse-scoops for big sixes.
Ponting is one of the most successful captains of the Australian Team. He led the team in the 2003, 2007 and 2011 World Cup. He has played 365 ODI’s and has smashed 162 sixes in total.
6. Ms Dhoni:
The current Indian captain, is number 6 in the list.Captain cool is number 6 in the list. He has smashed 177 sixes in 250 matches, he is one of the best finisher in the ODI format of the game. He has also smashed 78 sixes in Tests 24 in T20’s and 109 sixes in IPL.
5. Sourav Ganguly:
The former Indian captain features at number 5 in the list. He was known for smashing 6’s to the left arm spinners. Watching him bat against the spinners was an absolute joy. The Prince of Kolkata had scored 190 sixed in his 311 matches.
4. Sachin Tendulkar:
Sachin tendulkar who is known as the God of cricket, has almost all the records to his name. He is number 4 on the list. The little master had smashed 195 sixes in his 463 ODI’s. He also holds the record for most number of fours in the Odi format.
3. Chris Gayle:
The big Jamaican who is Known for his big hitting is number 3 in the list. Gayle has smashed 209 sixes in his ODI career so far. Gayle is one of the most entertaining batsmen in world cricket, and watching him smash those big sixes is one of the best sights in the game of cricket.
2. Sanath Jayasuriya:
One of the most destructive openers to have ever played game, he was first given an opportunity to open the innings in 1996 . Sanath Jayasuria smashed 270 sixes in his ODI career that spanned over two decades. It’s noteworthy that Jayasuriya maintained a healthy strike rate of 91.20 in 445 One Day International matches.He had smashed 270 sixes for his team.
1. Sahid Afridi:
Boom Boom Afridi is at the top of the list. He is one of the strongest hitters of the cricket ball.Afridi has smashed 333 sixes in 384 ODI matches. Afridi’s strike rate in ODI cricket is 115.40. He has also smashed 52 sixes in Test cricket. On his hay days he was the crowd puller.