Hitting massive sixes in the IPL is difficult for any hitter due to the large stadium boundaries. Some batsmen, on the other hand, have little trouble hitting such sixes. This demonstrates their batting prowess, which draws crowds to stadiums. These batsmen are actually called power hitters and allow fans to enjoy their game in a better way.
Albie Morkel of South Africa still retains the record for the longest six in IPL history, which he achieved in the 2008 season when he played for Chennai Super Kings. He blasted 125 meters long six to Pragyan Ojha.
Albie Morkel, Praveen Kumar, and Adam Gilchrist are the only players who have hit more than 120 meters long six in the history of IPL. In IPL 2022, Liam Livingstone set a record for the longest six of the season by hitting 117 meters six to Muhammad Shami. In this article, we will visualize the rest of the players who have hit the longest sixes in IPL history.
Top 10 Biggest Sixes in IPL History
Here is the list of the top 10 biggest sixes in IPL history.
|Batsman||Six Length||Bowler||IPL Season|
|Albie Morkel||125 M||Pragyan Ojha||2008|
|Praveen Kumar||124 M||Yusuf Pathan||2011|
|Adam Gilchrist||122 M||Charl Langeveldt||2011|
|Robin Uthappa||120 M||Dwayne Bravo||2010|
|Chris Gayle||119 M||Ali Murtaza||2013|
|Yuvraj Singh||119 M||Shane Watson||2009|
|Ross Taylor||119 M||Jacob Oram||2008|
|Gautam Gambhir||117 M||Sreesanth||2013|
|Ben Cutting||117M||Shane Watson||2016|
|Liam Livingstone||117 M||Muhammad Shami||2022|
1. Albie Morkel
In the 2008 IPL season, Albie Morkel was a very active cricketer for Chennai Super Kings. He holds the record for the longest IPL six, 125 meters at Hyderabad Stadium. The unlucky bowler who faced that six was Pragyan Ojha from Decan Chargers. He smacked it so hard that it flew out of the stadium, forcing the umpire to replace it.
2. Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar is a Medium Pacer bowler recognized for his swing deliveries that cause problems for batsmen. However, he caused a problem for Lasith Malinga in the 2011 IPL season by hitting the longest six of the season. He hit 124 meters long six by playing for Kings Xi Punjab. This is still the longest six hit by any Indian batter across all formats of cricket. Despite the fact that Praveen Kumar only played in the IPL from 2008 to 2014, his record for hitting the longest six is still remembered by fans.
3. Adam Gilchrist
Adam Gilchrist played for IPL teams Deccan Chargers and Kings XI Punjab from 2008 to 2012 and the bowler felt to face him due to his dangerous batting shots in IPL. In 2011, he hit 122M long six playing for King XI Punjab. He was the winning captain of the Deccan Chargers franchise in the 2009 season of IPL.
He is the only Australian hitter to make the top ten list of the IPL’s biggest sixes. When Charl Langeveldt tried a slower ball, Gilchrist was quite well set when the left-hander picked it up and pumped it high into the mountain air, over the corner, and then out of the ground.
4. Robin Uthappa
Robin Uthappa was one of the Kolkata Knight Riders’ most productive players scoring the most runs in IPL. He set numerous records for the Kolkata Knight Riders, the most notable of which was being a member of the KKR’s two-time winning team. However, his longest six records is with Royal Challengers Banglore (120m), whom he played for during the 2010 IPL season. When Robin Uthappa came in at no. 3, RCB were very well on their way to victory. He picked up Dwayne Bravo’s Variations while playing deep in his crease and smashed the ball over deep mid-wicket.
5. Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle is regarded as the “Universe Boss” because of his record-breaking number of sixes in the Indian Premier League and international cricket. In the 2013 IPL season, he hit 119m long six to left-arm spinner Ali Murtaza of Pune Warriors at M Chinnaswamy Stadium. Chris Gayle had a fantastic IPL season, scoring the most runs and hitting the most sixes. He also holds the record for the highest Individual Score in IPL history (175), the Fastest century in IPL history (30 balls), and the most sixes in IPL innings (17).
6. Yuvraj Singh
The IPL 2009 season, which was held in South Africa, saw some of the biggest sixes in IPL history. As a captain of Kings XI Punjab, Yuvraj Singh had one of the longest six, covering a distance of 119 meters in centurion. CSK’s Shane Watson produced a slower delivery, which Yuvraj Singh smashed to the leg side for a six. All of the Kings XI Punjab fans who were seated outside the stadium clapped and applauded this gigantic six. Before retiring, Yuvraj was one of the top ten six-hitters in the IPL, with 149 sixes. Cricket fans all across the world still remember his 119-meter six.
7. Ross Taylor
From 2008 through 2014, Ross Taylor appeared in 55 IPL matches with a batting average of 25. His inaugural Season of 2008 IPL was for Royal Challengers Banglore when hit a stunning six against fellow Kiwi bowler Jacob Oram during the 2008 IPL season. With a length of 119 meters, this was the third-longest six in the IPL 2008. Jacob Oram bowled a slower delivery, which Ross Taylor crushed for a six toward mid-wicket. Outside fans applauded Ross Taylor’s performance.
8. Gautam Gambhir
I’m sure KKR will miss their legend Gautam Gambhir, who helped them win 02 IPL titles in 2012 and 2014. Gautam Gambhir holds several IPL records, the most notable of which are the most matches played and the most runs scored. In the 2013 IPL season, he hit the longest six of 117m for Kolkata Knight Riders in a match against S.Sreesanth of Rajasthan Royals. In that IPL season, he was one of KKR’s most successful players. Due to their poor batting performance, KKR proceeded to lose the match.
9. Ben Cutting
When Ben Stokes hit a big six against Shane Watson, it was more of an Aussie vs. Aussie battle. It was a pure and clean hit that resulted in 117m long six over deep midwicket. He scored 39 runs in 15 balls for Sunrisers Hyderabad at the end of the innings. Shane Watson accidentally bowled a full toss and Ben Cutting smashed it with full power. This was the biggest hit of the season.
10. Liam Livingstone
In the 2022 IPL season, Liam Livingstone helped Punjab Kings to win a match against Gujrat Titans. This match was notable because it featured one of the most illustrious six in IPL history, and Liam Livingstone was in charge. He scored 30 runs in just 10 balls. The bowler that threw a fuller delivery was Muhammad Shami, and Liam blasted it to the legside for a 117m long six. Everyone was taken aback, including Muhammad Shami, who did not believe this incredible shot.
Longest Sixes in IPL Year wise
|Year||Player Name||Team||Distance (meters)|
|2022||Liam Livingston||Punjab Kings||117|
|2021||Ruturaj Gaikwad||Chennai Super Kings||108|
|2020||Nicholas Pooran||Kings XI Punjab||106|
|2019||MS Dhoni||Chennai Super Kings||111|
|2018||AB de Villiers||Royal Challengers Bangalore||111|
|2017||Travis Head||Royal Challengers Bangalore||109|
|2016||Ben Cutting||Sunrisers Hyderabad||117|
|2015||AB de Villiers||Royal Challengers Bangalore||108|
|2014||David Miller||Kings XI Punjab||102|
|2013||Chris Gayle||Royal Challengers Bangalore||112|
|2012||MS Dhoni||Chennai Super Kings||112|
|2011||Adam Gilchrist||Kings XI Punjab||122|
|2010||Robin Uthappa||Royal Challengers Bangalore||120|
|2009||Yuvraj Singh||Kings XI Punjab||119|
|2008||Albie Morkel||Chennai Super Kings||125|
List of biggest sixes in IPL 2022
1. Liam Livingstone (PBKS) Mohammed Shami (GT) 117m
2. Dewald Brevis (MI) Rahul Chahar (PBKS) 112m
3. Liam Livingstone (PBKS) Mukesh Choudhary (CSK) 108m
4. Jos Buttler (RR) Shardul Thakur (DC) 107m
5. Liam Livingstone (PBKS) Umran Malik (SRH) 106m
6. Jos Buttler (RR) Kuldeep Yadav (DC) 105m
7. Liam Livingstone (PBKS) Wanindu Hasiranga (RCB) 105m
8. Marcus Stoinis (LSG) Murugan Ashwin (MI) 104m
9. Dewald Brevis (MI) Rahul Chahar (PBKS) 102m
10. Shivam Dube (CSK) Josh Hazlewood (RCB) 102m