10 biggest sixes in cricket history ever hit by batsmen
The evolution of cricket especially the emergence of T20 forma of the game has made it much more fun to watch. Introduction of the latest technology in cricket keeping a trace of all aspects, has made it possible for the spectators to enjoy every single detail of the game. In today’s game the whole crowed can easily track down even the heartbeat rate of a player or the distance covered by him during the game. However one of the most interesting technology that has made the sport a lot more exciting is the technology being used for measuring six distance. Hitting a six was already not a less fun and now one can boast about it to be one of the biggest sixes in cricket history.
As it has already been discussed in most sixes in cricket history list, Shahid Afridi holds the record of hitting most number of maximums across all formats. His total tally of international sixes is about to reach the 500 mark. Similarly Chris Gayle is also in pursuit of Shahid Afridi being a T20 specialist that often shows his colors in Test format as well. However the question is, whether these players come into the list of biggest sixes in cricket history list or not? Hitting a six might not be tough however making him cover the maximum distance takes a lot of muscle power and timing as well. Quite surprisingly, in today’s cricket not all the sixes hit by batsmen are usually measured thus making it a much difficult task to arrange them in accordance with their distance covered. Still, clips of some of the biggest sixes in cricket, majority of them from recent times, have been collected below to make the fans relive that awesome moment. It is to be noted that their ranking is not based on the distance covered as we do not have official distance data measured for each shot.
10 biggest sixes in cricket history ever hit by batsmen
10. MS Dhoni vs Australia at Adelaide
Indian ODI and T20 skipper MS Dhoni is generally known as the captain incredible. For he has done a lot to make Indian cricket side one of the best cricket teams in the world. Known for his cool, calm approach even in the furious situations, MS Dhoni holds the reputation of being one of the cleanest strikers of the ball. His trademark ‘Helicopter shot’ is one of the most innovative shots in cricket world. Holding it with long handle MS Dhoni swings his bat with plentiful force to get some of the biggest sixes in cricket history. Take a look at his monstrous hit against Australia.
09. Corey Anderson vs India at Napier
The Kiwi middle order batsman who is equally good with the ball is not a regular performer with the bat. However when he gets going, he makes it pretty obvious to be something out of routine. Take for example his a then record fastest ODI century. He emerged out of nowhere, fired with his bat and stole the show. Corey Anderson’s another similar performance came against India decorated with some of the cleanest hits in cricket history.
08. Chris Gayle vs Australia
Chris Gayle has a reputation of being one of the finest hard hitter batsmen in T20 format. Though he had the ability of being a power hitter from the beginning of his career, his skills got polished with his participation in some of the most popular T20 leagues in the world. Still the best season of year for him comes during the Indian Premier League where he represents Royal Challengers Bangalore. He might not be the part of West Indian side facing Australia and South Africa in on going tri nation series, his one of the biggest sixes in cricket hit on a Brett Lee delivery is hard to overlook.
07. Shahid Afridi vs Australia
Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Khan Afridi was arguably the biggest hard hitter of the ball a few years back. He still has the charisma to make the umpires call for a new ball however that ability has been lacking consistency lately. Physically massive he is and when the ball gets hit on the right areas of his bat the result often comes with both arms of the umpire up in the air. He holds the record of hitting most number of sixes across all three formats so choosing one of his shot was quite a nut job. Still enjoy what is available at this time.
06. Mark Waugh vs Vettori
Australian legendary captain Mark Waugh who also is one the top run scorers in test cricket history was yet another finest hitter of the ball. In fact, during his times T20 format was not developed otherwise he would have been a lot more explosive. One of his shot on a ball of New Zealand’s Daniel Vettori shows us a glimpse of how good he was at hard hitting.
05. Yuvraj Singh vs Brett Lee
One of the fastest bowlers in cricket history makes his way yet again into the biggest sixes in cricket list but on both occasions at the wrong end. This time it was Yuvraj Singh who got the better use of Brett Lee’s furious pace hitting him for a mighty hit. Quite frankly speaking, Yuvraj Singh does not necessarily need the pace of Brett Lee to hit a six every time, he can easily be contented with a Stuart Broad over as well.
04. Shahid Afridi vs Lonwabo Tsotsobe
Yet another entry by the king of sixes Shahid Afridi though this time against a different opposition. Playing against South Africa back in 2014 Shahid Afridi struck a massive six off Lonwabo Tsotsobe ball. The ball easily crossed the stadium roof and landed into a parking lot with some spectators helping it to fetch it within the ground again.
03. Imran Nazir 114 meter six in ICL final
One of the best Pakistani opening batsman for the limited overs game Imran Nazir was marvelously talented hitter. The right handed opening batsman has long been disappeared from the national side of Pakistan. Apart from his various blazing innings at international level, Imran Nazir had one of the unique experience of playing the controversial Indian Cricket League alongside various other Pakistani players. Representing Lahore Badshah in the grand finale of an ICL edition, the batsman hit one of the biggest sixes in cricket history still memorized by millions of fans.
02. Ben Cutting vs Shane Watson IPL 2016
The recently held edition of IPL not just crowned a brand new champion but also had various other prestigious rewards to be distributed among the players. And the award for hitting the longest six in the edition of IPL was secured by Ben Cutting. The Australian batsman hit his country fellow Shane Watson the biggest six of the event in the final over measuring 117 meters.
01. Shahid Afridi vs Ryan McLaren
Shahid Afridi yet again with what he does best. During a 2013 game between South Africa and Pakistan Afridi managed to hit one of the longest shots in cricket history leaving the cricket experts penal to have discussion on the shot even after the game. Though Pakistan was at the losing side in the end, Shahid Afridi did not let the opportunity to impress the whole world.