The T20 format is known for its exceptional power-hitting game. As it’s a batsman-oriented game offering more favourable conditions to a batsman than a bowler with added field constraints, larger bats and small grounds that lead to a ball being smashed all over the park. So this is all about the action between the bat and the ball. And it’s very hard for the bowlers to sustain a really low economy at this point.
It doesn’t mean bowlers have to be smashed every time. Many bowlers with imaginative variations and tossing deliveries are rattling the batsmen like every game has its ups and downs. But the bulk of the batsmen are taking the spotlight.. The audience that comes to the stadium just wants to see the sixes and fours coming out of the park. That’s why they’re paying the money as it’s pure entertainment. And IPL’s going to make sure they don’t give less than that. So let’s take a look at the batsmen who destroyed the ball.
Highest Runs Scored in a Single Over in IPL History
Chris Gayle – 36 runs
Wherever you go, where t20 cricket is played, this man will be at the top breaking all the records. I don’t think he’s always been a regular earthling because he’s from the stars. On May 8, 2011, the match against Kochi Tuskers again he smashed the ball as he scored 36 runs in an over smashing the ball all apart in the over bowled by Kochi bowler Prasanth. In this over Gayle hit 4 sixes and 3 fours to score a total of 36 runs. This is considered to be one of the devastating hittings in the shorter format.
Suresh Raina – 32 runs
Nobody can forget the innings of this mad titan when he went all over the place. Striking with sheer madness at everything that was thrown at him. On May 30, 2014, this was a high-scoring game played between CSK and Kings X1 Punjab, as we saw earlier in the first innings Virender Sehwag’s outstanding hitting abilities when he scored 122 runs out of 58 balls with 12 fours and 8 sixes.
In the second inning, CSK gave a poor start losing a few wickets, but it all changed when Raina came in and produced 87 runs in just 25 balls when Parvinder Awana was bowling, which included 12 fours and 6 sixes, but unfortunately, he was run out and CSK eventually lost.
Virat Kohli – 30 runs
The match was played between RCB and Gujarat lions on May 14, 2016. This time it was the current Indian captain who destroyed the bowler and hit him all over the park as he scored 30 runs in Shivil Kaushik’s over and scored a massive individual score of 109 runs out of 55 balls, including 5 fours and 8 sixes, as well as his partner AB De Villiers, who scored an undefeated 129 out of 52 balls, including 5 fours and 8 sixes. With all these power hitting RCB posted a colossal total of 248 runs losing just 3 wickets.
Chris Gayle – 30 runs
Again “Universe Boss” is there when it comes to striking force. He scored 81 runs out of just 48 balls, including 4 fours and 8 sixes in a match between the RCB and Pune Warriors on April 17, 2012. Rahul Sharma of warriors was in a pitiful condition, as he couldn’t help it when Gayle smashed him all over the park, and the crowd, as usual, was wild when they were provided with full house performances.
Shaun marsh – 30 runs
This guy is one of the most unpredictable players when it comes to the limited overs format. He once scored 30 runs in an over bowled by Johan Van Der Wath playing for Kings XI Punjab against RCB in 2011. This glorious hit, which brought 30 runs to the team, comprised 3 fours and 3 sixes.