The biggest and longest six in the IPL is 125 meters which was hit by Albie Morkel (CSK) against Pragyan Ojha (Deccan Chargers) back in 2008. Read on to find out about the top 10 longest sixes in IPL history…
Indian Premier League (IPL) is like a festival in India. The tournament has completed its 14 years successfully, and even the world pandemic like COVID 19 couldn’t stop the BCCI from hosting this league.
The IPL (Indian Premier League) is the first of its kind in the world. It made its debut in 2008 after India won the World T20 title in South Africa.
The Indian Premier League has given rise to many franchise-based cricketing leagues worldwide. The KFC Big Bash League, Pakistan Super League, Caribbean Premier League, Bangladesh Premier League, etc, are all inspired by the IPL.
Since IPL involves players from all around the world, the level of cricket played is of top quality. From foot-destroying yorkers to towering sixes, an IPL match is filled with excitement and adrenaline. Today, we are going to talk about such towering sixes that have lit up IPL stadiums since all around the country.
So without further ado, lets discuss the top 10 batsmen who have smashed the longest sixes in IPL history.
Here’s a list of the top 10 biggest and longest sixes in IPL history:
Six Distance (in meters)
1. Albie Morkel – 125 meters
Kicking off our list of the longest sixes in IPL history is Albie Morkel. The former South African bowling all-rounder Albie Morkel has smashed the biggest six of IPL so far. He has hit the longest six of 125 meters, the longest in this cash-rich league tournament.
Morkel achieved this feat against Deccan Charger’s bowler Pragyan Ojha. Morkel played for the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the first edition of the IPL 2008 season.
2. Praveen Kumar – 124 meters
It has been seen in the International cricket arena that some fast bowlers have fun with the bat. But unknowingly, they also create a record for their name.
Like Praveen Kumar, the former Indian fast bowler did in his case. Praveen holds the record of the second-longest six in the IPL history.
He has smashed a six of 124 meters, which is the second-longest in IPL. Praveen achieved this feat against the best bowler of the IPL, Lasith Malinga of Mumbai Indians. It is the biggest six hit by an Indian player to date.
Next up on our list of the biggest and longest sixes in IPL history is by Robin Uthappa. The current player from the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) stands fourth in this list. Uthappa possesses excellent hitting skills.
But sadly, he hasn’t done that consistently to cement his place in the Indian limited-overs side. In the IPL, he has played for KKR and RR.
In the 2010 edition, he played for Kolkata Knight Riders as the opener, and many believe that the opening position is the most suitable spot for Uthappa in the T20 format.
Robbin also smashed the fourth-longest six in the IPL history in that same season. He achieved this feat against his current franchise CSK, where he smashed a huge six of 122 meters against DJ Bravo, who has recently joined the highest wickets tally in the tournament with Lasith Malinga.
The West Indian power-hitter has also smashed the longest six in the tournament. Apart from hitting the mist sixes and scoring the most runs in the Indian Premier League, hitting the longest six is another feather in his big hat.
Chris Gayle was a pure entertainer of cricket, and he participated in all the T20 leagues in the world. The Universal Boss played for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL 2013 season, when he smashed a six of 119 meters against Ashok Dinda, the bowler from Rising Pune Super Giants.
Gayle also achieved the highest individual score of 175* runs against the same team in the IPL.
Mahi has hit a six of 115 meters in the IPL 2009 season, where he played against the Kolkata Knight Riders team, and the bowler was from Australia, James Franklin.
Most Sixes in IPL History by Team (2008 – 2021)
Till the 2021 edition of the IPL, there have seen 8896 sixes hit, out of which most sixes have been smashed by Mumbai Indians (1308), followed by Royal Challengers Bangalore (1275) and Punjab Kings (1166).
Here’s the list of the most sixes in ipl history by team:
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings)
Chennai Super Kings
Kolkata Knight Riders
Biggest Six in IPL Year Wise Player (2008-2021) | Biggest Six in Each IPL Season
Here’s the list of the biggest and longest six in IPL year wise player:
Most Sixes in IPL by a Player Since 2008 (2008-2021)
Christopher Henry Gayle, the former RCB player, has the record for the most sixes in the tournament’s history. Gayle has smashed 357 sixes in his IPL career. He has also scored the most runs in the shortest T20 format.
The big West Indian had already retired from all forms of the gentlemen’s game. Chris Gayle has scored 357 sixes from just 142 matches and 141 innings in his IPL career.
Here’s a list of the most sixes in IPL by any player since 2008: