If there were no sixes in the game of cricket, the spectators would not have any fun. On the cricket field, the game gets exciting when the players hit centuries with fours and sixes. One wonders what will happen next in the tournament and which team will win in the end. There were also a lot of discussions about which six was the best and the manner in which it was played.
It is true that in cricket, the game is not interesting without players hitting fours and sixes. Players who leave the field with a rain of hundreds are all over the world. The same is true of the definition of a game. Although the game has become commercial today, the main purpose of the symbol game is to entertain people.
Every team has some good bowlers and some great batsmen. Equally important is the performance of the wicketkeeper. Even so, owning one is still beyond the reach of the average person. The reason for this is the sixes hit by the batsman.
There are some players in the Indian cricket team whose stormy batting has crossed the field with the ball. Today we are going to know the information of sixes hit by those international players. We will take a look at the best sixes that represent such a colorful game.
1. Sachin Tendulkar (112 m)
Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar is considered a God of cricket. The limitless records are booked on his name. He is brilliant at his game. The master blaster is placed at the number one position. The longest six hit by Sachin Tendulkar was 112 meters long played in the match against England at Durban in 2003.
2. MS Dhoni (112 m)
The next number comes as Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Dhoni’s helicopter shot is world-famous for hitting sixes and fours. On the day of March 8, 2009, Dhoni made history in international cricket. The captain of the Indian cricket team played a thrilling six-wicket haul in the third ODI of the tour of New Zealand that day. The longest sox hit by Dhoni was 112 meters long in the match against Australia at Adelaide in 2012.
As soon as he hit a six, the cricket fans around him cheered. But Dhoni did not pay attention to it and he kept continuing his game. He then hit six more sixes to help the Indian cricket team win the final.
3. Martin Guptil (113 m)
The third place is reserved for Martin Guptil. Martin is a representative of the New Zealand Cricket team. He is a right-handed batsman. Martin hit the 113 meters long six during the match between New Zealand versus Australia in 2016. It was a T20 international cricket format.
4. Yuvraj Singh (119 m)
The fourth position in the list is occupied by Yuvraj Singh. Yuvraj Singh is the fastest runner and one of the best batsmen we can describe. Yuvraj was a key part of the 2007 and 2011 World Cups respectively. He is still remembered for his sixes during the T20 World Cup in 2007. He hit the six 119 meters long while playing against Australia at Durban in 2007. It was the most memorable inning in Yuvi’s cricket career.
5. Shahid Afridi (120 m)
Shahid Afridi is one of the most celebrated hitters of cricket in the modern era. Shahid Afridi holds the record for most sixes in international cricket. A Pakistani cricket player is known for his aggressive style. In 2013, the ball he hit in South Africa bounced 120 meters and was declared a six at Johannesburg in 2013. It was a One-Day International match. He also hit a magnificent six against Australia in 2005.
6. Chris Gayle (120m)
A Jamaican cricketer Chris Gayle who captained the West Indies from 2007 to 2010 is popular for hitting the biggest six in the T20 world tournament in 2010. He performed the best when Yusuf Pathan was balling at him. Chris hit the 120 meters long six while playing against Australia in 2009.
7. Corey Anderson (122 m)
The sixth place is occupied with the name Corey Anderson. A former all-rounder cricketer from New Zealand is well-known for his huge sixes. In 2014,when India visited New Zealand for a tournament, he hit a six that hit the roof of the McLean Park War in Napier. He hit four fours while playing, two of which went off the field. It was 122 meters long six. It was a huge six while batting in a One Day International match against India. It is not a surprise when Anderson hits a six. He is popular for hitting the big sixes and chasing the target.
8. Mark Waugh (120 m)
Australian cricketer Mark Waugh is now retired and has a worldwide reputation as the smartest stroke master in international cricket. On 21 November 1997, he took his name to new heights by hitting a six off Daniel Vettori’s ball in the stands during the second Test of New Zealand’s tour of Australia. It was a huge six with a 120-meter long distance.
9. Ijaz Ahmed (115 m)
A former Pakistani cricketer Ijaz Ahmed is a right-handed batsman. He was one of the simplest and most focused cricketers. He just remembered because of the match played between India and Pakistan in 1999 at Mohali. There were only two sixes hit by Ijaz in the entire match and those sixes were so outstanding. Ahmed hit those two sixes off Virender Sehwag‘s 115-meter long.
10. Brett Lee (143 m)
Brett Lee is a former Australian cricketer and a very unusual name on the list. He has been a part of all the formats in cricket. He has hit the 143 meters longest six in the match between Australia and West Indies in 2005. It was really an amazing six that all the viewers had witnessed in the ground. Most importantly, the sixer was hit in the longest format of the cricket i.e. test match and not a T20I or ODI format.
All the players listed above have contributed a lot to international cricket to represent their country. It has created an inspirational image of each player who has secured a different place in the hearts of cricket fans and flowers. It’s not an easy task to handle the bat and execute that in a way so that a sixer or four can count.