The Indian Premier League which has seen 7 seasons from 2008 created a lot of excitement among the people. The crowds at the stadiums come to the ground and want to see sixes. With some big hitters in each team it has been a delight to see these players showcase their talent.
Here we look at top 5 players with most sixes in IPL.
- Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle is one of the hardest hitter of the ball in T-20 cricket especially IPL. He has played for two franchises namely Kolkatta Knight Riders and Royal Bangalore Challengers in the 7 editions. His best ability is stand and delivers. He makes room and hits the ball out of the park which makes a dangerous batsman. In the Indian Premier League he has hit 192 sixes which is an amazing record. He creates a fear in the mind of the bowlers and puts pressure.
- Suresh Raina
Suresh Raina is another hard hitter of ball in IPL. He has played for Chennai Super Kings in all seasons and has never missed a single match. His best quality is playing the inside out shot, lofted shots and plays according to situation. He is an aggressive batsman and just not allows the bowler to create pressure on him and scores in a positive manner. In the IPL he has hit 134 sixes. He knows how to read the situation and hit the sixes that goes a long way into the stand. He comes at one down and starts in an aggressive manner.
- Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma is another talented Indian batsman who has done well in terms of sixes. He has played for Deccan Chargers and Mumbai Indians. His best ability is just to time the ball and goes for sixes. He creates room and goes over the top of the fielder. In the IPL seasons he has hit 126 sixes. He has played from 2008-2014. Being with top class players like Pollard he has mastered the art of hitting sixes and just delivers when the team needs.
- Yusuf Pathan
Yusuf Pathan is another hard hitting batsman that can change the course of the match with his hard hitting. He has played for Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders. He uses the bottom handle and just uses raw power to clear the ropes. In the Indian Premier League he has hit 115 sixes. He comes lower down the order and makes the bowlers think. He can clear any boundary with ease.
- Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh is one of swashbuckling hitters in the Indian Premier League. He has played for 3 different franchises in the past 7 years. They are Kings XI Punjab, Pune Warriors and Royal Bangalore Challengers. In the IPL has hit 110 sixes. His biggest strength is to sweep the spinners, come down the track, pull and just flick the bowl. He has been the main pillar for Indian cricket. Despite all of the teams he has represented this man can hit the ball a long way.