IPL 2024: Most sixes in IPL history

The league had a dream start when Brendon McCullum scored 158*(73) in the opening match on April 18, 2008. With this knock, the stage was set for the IPL to witness some breathtaking and destructive performances in its sixteen-year-long history.

The league had a dream start when Brendon McCullum scored 158*(73) in the opening match on April 18, 2008. With this knock, the stage was set for the IPL to witness some breathtaking and destructive performances in its sixteen-year-long history.

Given that power hitting is one of the most important skills in the modern game, teams frequently plan to spend a lot of money to get batters with strong hitting abilities.

Top 5 Batters with Most Sixes in IPL History

Chris Gayle, considered one of the strongest hitters of the ball, rules the sixes chart with 357 maximums in 141 innings played in the cash-rich league. His strike rate of 148.96 is enough to prove the fear among bowlers when bowling to the T20 legend. The Jamaican batter averages 39.72 in the IPL and ended his career with 4,965 runs, including 6 centuries and 31 half-centuries.

Former Mumbai skipper Rohit Sharma surpassed AB de Villiers’s tally against Gujarat Titans (GT) in Match 57 of IPL 2023 to occupy the second spot. He has also struck the most maximums among Indians, smashing 264 sixes and 568 fours in 242 innings. Rohit has amassed 6,329 runs at an average of 29.57 and a strike rate of 130.62.

AB de Villiers is the third name on this list with 251 sixes. The Proteas cricketer has also hit 413 fours in 170 innings and strikes at 151.68. De Villiers represented Delhi Daredevils initially but saw his most success with RCB. He scored 5,162 runs at an average of 39.70 with 3 tons and 40 fifties.

RCB’s Virat Kohli is fourth with 241 sixes in 232 innings, along with 658 fours. He has aggregated 7,444 runs at an average of 37.79, including 52 half-centuries and six centuries, making him the tournament’s highest run-getter.

Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni is fifth with 239 maximums in 218 innings, in addition to 349 fours. Dhoni averages almost 39 with a strike rate of 135.91. He has been CSK’s leader since the inaugural season, winning the trophy five times.