Most Sixes in an IPL Innings
If anyone asks why the Indian Premier League is the most successful league across the globe there are reasons aplenty. And the one reason that a fan will definitely come up with is the expansive cricket. No player is afraid of taking chances against the world’s best bowlers who are in front of them. The unknown player from the domestic circuit can go full against the fastest bowler and can score some biggest of the hits in the stadium.
The list of the maximums is dominated by overseas players. It is because of the nature of play employed by the foreigners in their format of cricket. Indians are known for class cricket whereas the foreign recruits go for expansive cricket. In the list of top 10 maximums, only one Indian finds his place. That is Murali Vijay who played a spectacular inning against Rajasthan Royals at M Chidambaram Stadium. That innings consisted of 11 sixers at M Chidambaram Stadium.
The most terrorizing batsman across the globe, Chris Gayle is the only player on the list who has etched his name more than once for most sixes in the list of top 10. In the top five, Chris Gayle finds his name thrice whereas in the top 10, four times. Royal Challengers Bangalore’s home stadium, M Chinnaswamy Stadium has been an eventful stadium. In the list of top 5, the stadium finds its name four times as it is a batsmen-friendly surface.
Chris Gayle holds the record for the maximum number of sixes in an IPL inning. He scored 17 sixes in the game against Pune Warriors India at M Chinnaswamy Stadium. Chris Gayle clobbered the opposition bowlers and they were asked to plead mercy. He not only broke the record of the maximum number of sixers in an inning but also scored the highest T20 score across the globe.
The second position is held by Brendon McCullum who to took Royal Challengers Bangalore bowlers to the task in the inaugural game of the Indian Premier League. He clobbered 13 sixes in the first game of the lucrative and cash-rich league. It laid the foundation for the best future of the league. He shares the spot with Chris Gayle again who took Delhi Capitals (Formerly Dare Devils) to the task at their home ground itself.
Here is the list of the top five most sixes played in the game by the swashbuckling batsmen in the lucrative and cash-rich league: