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Top 10 Longest Sixes In IPL History

Albie Morkel crushed left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha for a 125-meter six in an IPL 2008 match for Chennai Super Kings against the now-defunct Deccan Chargers.

The IPL may be an exciting event to watch. Any cricket fan might become enthused by the game’s frantic speed as well as the batsmen’s spectacular and enormous sixes. Since the start of the competition, the IPL has seen several incredible hits from players, including some very massive ones. The Indian Premier League is the world’s greatest cricket competition because of the calibre of the matches played. South Africa’s Albie Morkel holds the record for hitting the longest six in IPL history. During the 2022 Indian T20 League match between Punjab and Gujarat, Liam Livingstone hit the biggest six of the season, measuring 117 meters. Here let’s read about the top 10 longest sixes in IPL history.

10. Liam Livingstone – 117 meters

Rajasthan Royals selected Liam Livingstone in 2019. Livingstone made a significant impression, though, when competing in franchise competitions for the Birmingham Pheonix, Perth Scorchers, and Peshawar Zalmi. He was selected by RR again in 2021, had another lacklustre season, and withdrew from the competition in the middle of it due to bubble fatigue. Livingstone once more demanded a high price at the 2022 IPL auctions, and while playing for Punjab Kings, he had his finest results in the competition.

9. Ben Cutting – 117 meters

A fast bowler and productive lower-order batsman, Ben Cutting was on the verge of Test selection in 2011-12 when he was named in Australia’s squad during their home series against New Zealand. But instead of winning a baggy green, he had to settle for experience around the squad, and the following summer made his debut in ODIs and T20 internationals against Sri Lanka. Capable of creating steepling bounce from his 1.92m height, Cutting owns two types of bouncer, including a very fast one which often surprises the batsmen. 

8. Gautam Gambhir – 117 meters

One of the most successful openers and Captains, Gautam Gambhir, has the record of one of ninth biggest six in the IPL’s history. His 117-metre six for Kolkata Knight Riders in 2013 was considered one of the classic hits of the season. He captained KKR for two IPL trophies before retiring. Presently for 2022 season he will be mentor of the new franchise ‘Lucknow Supergiants’.

7. Ross Taylor – 119 meters

Ross Taylor, the WTC champion, believes India has the speed attack to challenge Australia in the World Test Championship final in England even without Jasprit Bumrah.
When the rivals square off again in the WTC Final in June, fast bowlers are anticipated to lead both offences. Spin was India’s main weapon in their recent 2-1 victory over Australia in a Test series played at home. Also read: Indian Premier League: Top Five Teams With Most Number of Tournament Openers

6. Yuvraj Singh – 119 meters

In Top 10 Longest Sixes In IPL History List. The 2011 World cup star performer Yuvraj Singh is on sixth position as he smashed a 119 meter long six in 2009 while captaining the Punjab side. He was a bowler’s nightmare who once hit six sixes in an over in a World Cup game. In the IPL he hit 149 sixes before he retired. His 119-metre six of the sixer king is still remembered by the fans.

5. Chris Gayle – 119 meters

When we say power hitter the universe boss automatically comes in the list. With hitting long sixes he often hits plenty of them so has the most number of sixes in the IPL. He holds the record of 357 IPL sixes. In 6th Edition, he hit his longest ever IPL six of 119 metres against Ashok Dinda’s delivery. Chris Gayle has scored 4965 IPL runs at an average of 39.72, whereas his S/R has been 148.96. Gayle is also the 7th highest run-scorer in the history of IPL. Also read: Top 5 Slowest Fifty in T20 Cricket History

4. Robin Uthappa – 120 meters

Robin wasn’t a smasher of the ball but timed it to perfection. But this happened in 2010 when he smashed a 120-metre-long six when playing for RCB. Opposite to his nature, He has always been a classic but in IPL over the years he has proved that he too can bat like power-hitters. Uthappa was purchased by the Chennai Super Kings in the 2022 IPL Auction for his basic price of 2 crores and held onto till the 2024 Indian Premier League before being released.

3. Adam Gilchrist – 122 meters

The Australian wicketkeeper  Adam Gilchrist hit the third-longest six in IPL. His humongous 122m six in 2011 is still a record by a wicket-keeper which he achieved when playing for Kings XI Punjab. He played a captain’s knock that night, and the IPL fans were awestruck with his power hitting. Adam Gilchrist played for the first 5 seasons of IPL for teams Deccan Chargers & Kings XI Punjab. He was the winning captain during the 2009 edition of the IPL when he led Deccan Chargers to victory. Also Read: List of All-time Best Five MS Dhoni’s record in IPL

2. Praveen Kumar – 124 meters

Praveen kumar made it like no brainer shot for him as the medium-pacer launched the ball into orbit with a huge 124m long six in 2011 while playing for Punjab. It is, however, the biggest six ever hit by an Indian player to date. Praveen Kumar, who was a part of the IPL between 2008 and 2014, made a mark not only with this hit but also with his wicket taking swinging deliveries.

1. Albie Morkel – 125 meters

Albie Morkel crushed left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha for a 125-meter six in an IPL 2008 match for Chennai Super Kings against the now-defunct Deccan Chargers.
Even after 15 seasons in the lucrative league, Morkel’s fierce blow is still the most popular. The South African went down on one knee and hammered it over mid-wicket and the ball sailed out of the Chepauk Stadium in Chennai.

Top 10 Longest Sixes In IPL History

1Albie MorkelCSK125m
2Praveen KumarKXIP124m
3Adam GilchristKXIP122m
4Robin UthappaRCB120m
5Chris GayleRCB119m
6Yuvraj SinghMI119m
7Ross TaylorKXIP119m
8Gautam GambhirLSG117m
9Ben CuttingKKR117m
10Liam LivingstonePK117m

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