Most of us love watching cricket and is curious to know when the matches are going to be held as cricket is a delight both to play the game and to watch and its importance is no less than any sporting event Also many of us are eager and curious to know about overs, sixes, wickets, and everything that are a part of this most followed game by the people.
We have stunning cricketers all around representing their respective countries with full passion, talent, and dedication in them. There is nothing as eye-catching as watching a player hitting sixes. Shahid Afridi holds the record for longest six in International cricket for as long as 158 meters against South Africa in 3rd ODI at Johannesburg on17 March 2013 which falls in the top ten international cricketers for long sixes in cricket. It is not that surprising as people remarked him as the king of sixes known for his aggressive batting style.
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Corey James Anderson is an all-rounder New Zealand cricket team player and has also played for the Mumbai Indians in the IPL. Last year, Corey Anderson introduced himself on the International scale on January 19th. He hit a ball on the roof of Napier for New Zealand against India. With four sixes he powered New Zealand to 292, two of which were out the ground, in what was the first ODI against India.
We have another one of the most stunning sixes hit by MS Dhoni. This happened on March 8th in 2009 during India’s tour to New Zealand. This match was the 3rd ODI for India and when the Indian skipper hit the awe-inspiring six, he did not even look at the ball where it has gone. This doubtlessly made an addition to the drama and made his six, even more, worth watching. India won the match and the series after having won the Test series earlier.
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Yuvraj was one of the strongest pillars behind India’s triumphant T20 and 50 overs World Cup campaigns in 2007 and 2011 respectively. Many cricket fans looked on with favor the Singh’s stylish play, and they certainly admired the six he hit on 22nd September 2007 during the World Twenty20 against Australia.
We include Mark Waugh on this list as he has been remarked as an elegant and stylish hitter. Mark Waugh, now retired, was an Australian cricketer who is widely regarded as one of the most gifted stroke masters ever to play the game. His six against Daniel Vettori has been breath-taking for his fans on November 21st, 1997 during the 2nd Test match of New Zealand’s tour to Australia. It was truly a surprising shot for all and that is why it is still remembered strikingly more than 17 years later.
A Jamaican cricketer who captained the West Indies’ Test side from 2007 until 2010. He held the record for the highest score in a World Cup once, with 215 runs. Chris Gayle hit the biggest six of the entire World Twenty20 tournament in 2010 at Bridgetown. On May 9th, Gayle hit a stunner on the bowling of Yusuf Pathan. He had a doubtless performance which tore down all the Indian bowlers apart. The cricket fans applauses his performance joyfully.
Ijaz Ahmed, now, a retired Pakistani cricketer with a right-handed batting style for playing cricket. A lot of people supposed him one of the most underrated cricketers, as he has never been in a talk about as much as other names in the game. However, he somehow deserves a place on this list. You will have to cast your mind back several years to think of this one. In 1999, Pakistan was playing India in a tense chase at Mohali in which only 2 sixes were hit in the entire match on that day, where both of them were by Ahmed.
Albert Trott was a Test cricketer for both England and Australia. Instead of giving an award to the number one spot to the longest six, we decided to go for a six that holds a recognizable place in cricket history. This happened when Albert cleared the Lord’s Pavilion. In 1899, Trott completely cleared the recognizable building, and people believed that he is the only batsman to have ever done so. Considering the fact that many years have passed since, this is certainly a memorable and remarkable achievement, and well worthy of taking the title of the best six ever.
Jacob Oram is a New Zealand representative obtains the 4th position on the list of players who have hit the top 10 biggest sixes of all time. Hi had 130 m shot, one of the longest sixes, was hit in a One Day International match against Australia back in 2006. Oram sent the ball across the field, and let commentator Tony Greig exclaim how he sent the ball to the 3rd floor of the stadium as the Kiwis chased a huge score of 332 at Sydney to defeat their arch-rivals.
Australia’s extremely talented bowler and the 2nd fastest baller ever in a T-20 match against West Indies, Brett Lee is in one of the top 20 biggest sixes ever in the history of the cricket Rovman Powell met such a fate in the hands of the Australian heart-throb, who had first proven his batting prowess in the 2005 Ashes series. This time, Lee hit the ball with a cracking sound that echoed across the noisy stadium and sent the ball to the roof of the Gabba ground.
Simon O’Donnell had a record of 122 meters six in cricket.
This happened during a first-class game in Australia. Simon O’Donnell hit Greg Matthews for a huge six that reached to the third story of the Great Southern Stand at Melbourne Cricket Ground in a Sheffield Shield match between Victoria and New South Wales in 1993. It was one of the longest ever hits in Australian grounds and it went more than 120 meters. A breathe-taking hit!
Martin Guptill from Wellington in 2012 had a record of 127 meters long six in cricket.
This Kiwi opener is one of the most mind-blowing players in world cricket at the moment with more than two-fifty sixes in cricket with limited overs for New Zealand. Considered a lot for his stunning six hitting abilities, Martin Guptill hit one of the longest sixes in T20 cricket at Westpac Stadium in Wellington against South Africa. He let go a Lonwabo Tsotsobe delivery for a massive six that traveled 127 meters over the midwicket boundary.
A Sri Lankan cricketer Sanath Jayasuriya was a legislator too. Jayasuriya was also known as an all-rounder, who had an esteemed international cricket career that spans over twenty years. With 270 Sixes in 433 Innings, he stood at number 2 in the list of top 5 batsmen with the most sixes in ODI cricket.
Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is greatly considered to be one of the greatest batsmen of all time and it is doomed that he finds a position in this top 5 list. He is the leading century maker and run-scorer in Test and ODI cricket. He stood at number 3 with 195 Sixes in 452 Innings.
Sourav Ganguly, A very much known name was the captain of the Indian cricket team. He had been a blessing to modern Indian cricket and introduced, what we now say, the modified and modern form of Indian Cricket strategy. He stood at number 4 with 190 Sixes in 300 Innings in the list of most sixes in One Day International cricket.
Cricket has come a long way right from its startup stages. With the test, cricket remains as a significant format, but one-day internationals and T20 cricket have become more famous and popular over the years. Those are the formats that took the game to a higher level. Lots of countries are taking cricket as a serious game these days due to the derivation of T20 at an international level. With short duration and guaranteed enjoyment took the game to the next level and lots of fans are showing interest for the game these days.
With a lot of batting and bowling innovations and creations happened over some years 300 in one-day internationals have become ordinary score these days and we are beholding the 400+ scores frequently at the international platform. With batsmen, friendly rules and pitches bowlers also need to create new tricks in order to get better of the batsmen. Cricket has seen lots of calamitous batsmen over the years. The destructive batting capabilities will make the batsmen more popular these days. The one who has got the ability to hit huge sixes are always admired by cricket fans across the globe.
Who does not love sixes?
There is always an incitement in the spectators when the ball flies over the boundary line and gets lost among the crowds is limitless.