Longest Sixes In PL: Indian Premier league is surely one of the most celebrated cricketing events around the globe, where players from all cricket boards wants to feature in this league. Owing to new set of rules in international cricket it is considered as batsmen game and even a tail ender are hitting humongous sixes all round the park, be it small grounds or the player skill. Let’s have a look at top 10 longest sixes in IPL history.
Top 10 Longest Sixes In The History of IPL
Albie Morkel – 125 Meters
This six is from inaugural edition of IPL, the receiving end bowler was Pragyan Ojha of Deccan charges. Chennai were 97/6 at that stage and Albie morkel has hit a huge 125 Meters six out of ground and helped momentum to shift back to Chennai and at the end they won comfortably. Still this six remains as longest six in history of IPL till date.
Adam Gilchrist – 122 Meters
This came in 2011 edition against Royal challengers Bangalore, the bowler was Charles Langeveldt. this six has come in last over of the match, Gilchrist was in blistering form,he has hit a century that match taking his side home that day.
Robin Uthappa – 120 Meters
This came in 2010 edition where Robin Uthappa who was then in Royal Challengers Bangalore has hit a huge six of Dwayne Bravo bowling who was then in Mumbai Indians. This six came in back end of innings to take their team home.
Yuvraj Singh – 119 Meters
This time its from the man from Punjab Yuvraj Singh, He hit it a long way of 119 Meters in 2009 edition against Chennai Super Kings, the receiving end bowler was Albie Morkel who hit 125 Meter six in 2008 edition. This was a rain curtailed game where Punjab was 12 runs short of target but that huge six was one of eye shattering moment of the game.
Ben cutting – 117 Meters
This one is from the Final in 2016 edition where Ben cutting of Sun Risers Hyderabad has hit Shane watson of Royal Challengers Bangalore out of park in Chinna swamy. Ben cutting Innings proved to be costly for Bangalore where he has taken the score over 200 mark making it difficult for Bangalore to chase them down. It was a lower full toss on leg side from watson where Cutting has flicked it for 119 Meters.
MS Dhoni – 112 Meters
This one is from captain cool MS dhoni of Chennai Super Kings where he hit James Franklin of Mumbai Indians out of park in Chepauk in chennai, Though Chennai lost this game with 2 balls to spare, This helicopter shot from Dhoni will be remembered for fans.
Chris Gayle – 112 Meters
This one is from carnage against Pune warriors India in 2013 edition where Gayle powered himself to 175 and RCB making 230 on that day. Gayle went hav0c against Pune bowlers that day and Ashok Dinda was in receiving end that day, Gayle has hit 17 sixes that match making it highest sixes hit in a single innings in the history of IPL.
AB De villiers – 111 Meters
Finally the superman AB De Villiers features the list, this came against Chennai Super Kings in Chinna swamy in 2018, the receiving end bowler is Imran Tahir where he hit out of ground, De Villiers scored big this match to power RCB over 200 but Chennai has chased it down courtesy Rayudu and Dhoni.
MS Dhoni – 111 Meters
This time its again captain cool Ms Dhoni who has pulled Umesh Yadav for six in 2019 edition . It was a mammoth 111 Meters six. This shot was from a thriller in chinna swamy where RCB has come out successful in the last ball of the match. 26 required of last over then this six was hit at second ball taking it out of ground.
Travis Head – 109 Meters
This one is from another RCB batsmen which came in 2017 edition, Receiving end bowler was Umesh Yadav who was then in Kolkata Knight Riders, Head has hit this length delivery into the stands of Chinna swamy, but unfortunately Bangalore lost the match under the heroics of Sunil Narine and Chris Lynn.
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