India’s national cricket team played its first test match on June-25th-1932 at Lord’s. They were becoming the sixth team to be granted test cricket status, and they had to wait until 1952 for their first test victory (almost 20 years). However, the team India gained strength in the 1970s with the appearance of players like Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev, Gundappa Viswanath, and more Indian squads. The current captain of the India team is Rohit Sharma, and the current coach is former Indian cricketer Rahul Dravid.
In this article, I am writing about who hits the highest sixer in India in all formats of cricket (ODI, T20I, and Test), the longest six in cricket history, the most sixes batters in cricket history, best six-hitter and flatter-sixes in the Indian cricket team. Let’s take a look at the entire list of the highest sixes in India in all formats of cricket.
Who Hits the Highest Sixer in India? Indian opener Rohit Sharma has hit the highest sixer in the Indian cricket team. He hits 464 sixes in 400 matches of all formats of cricket (ODI, T20I, and Test) from 2007to 2022. He can be crowned as the ‘Sixer King’ among the current generation of cricket players.
He made his debut inT20 international cricket in 2007. He is a right-handed batsman and occasional right-arm off-break bowler. He hits 15733 runs out of 400 matches at a strike rate of 85.38. He made his debut in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2008. So far, he has played in 222-IPL matches and has scored 5766 runs at a strike rate of 130.2. He has hits 508 fours and 234 sixes in IPL matches
Below are the lists of top 5 hitter of Highest Sixer in Indian cricket Team:
|S.NO.||Indian Player Name||Played Years||Matches||Innings||Runs||Average||Strike Rate||No. of Fours||No. of Sixes|
Who hits the longest six in cricket history?
We discussed the Indian cricket veteran who hits the highest sixer in India in the above list. But here, we will discuss which cricket player has hit the longest six in International cricket of all formats. In cricket history, many batters hit sixes, but they also set the record for hitting the longest sixes. So, let’s look at the top 10 cricket players who have hit the longest sixes in cricket history.
|S.NO.||Player Name||Team||Longest Six Distance||Opponent||Year|
|1.||Shahid Afridi||Pakistan||158 meters||South Africa||2013|
|2.||Brett Lee||Australia||135 meters||England||2005|
|3.||Martin Guptail||New Zealand||127 meters||South Africa||2012|
|4.||Liam Livingstone||England||122 meters||Pakistan||2021|
|5.||Corey Anderson||New Zealand||122 meters||India||2014|
|6.||Mark Waugh||Australia||120 meters||New Zealand||1997|
|7.||Yuvraj Singh||India||119 meters||Australia||2007|
|8.||MS Dhoni||India||118 meters||New Zealand||2009|
|9.||Shahid Afridi||Pakistan||118 meters||Australia||2005|
|10.||Chris Gayle||West Indies||116 meters||India||2010|
Longest Six in IPL History:
In the Indian Premier League (IPL), the most exciting aspect of every cricket player is hit of six during every match is crucial. Six-hitting ability is not only about power. And many batters, all-rounders, and even bowlers also took considerable sixes in the IPL history of cricket.
IPL-2022 has already seen some vast sixes being hit. In the ongoing season, Dewald Brevis from South Africa is at the top position in the list of longest sixes so far. He smashed a 112 meters maximum against Punjab Kings (PBKS).
Overall, Albie Morkel has hit the vast six in Indian Premier League (IPL) history. He smashed a 124 meter six against Deccan Chargers in the first edition of the IPL (2008). Let’s look at the top 10 longest sixes in IPL history.
|S.NO.||Player Name||IPL-Longest Six Distance||IPL Season|
|1.||Albie Morkel||124 meters||2008|
|2.||Praveen Kumar||124 meters||2013|
|3.||Adam Gilchrist||122 meters||2011|
|4.||Robin Uthappa||120 meters||2010|
|5.||Chris Gayle||119 meters||2013|
|6.||Yuvraj Singh||119 meters||2009|
|7.||Ross Taylor||119 meters||2008|
|8.||Ben Cutting||117 meters||2016|
|9.||Gautam Gambhir||117 meters||2013|
|10.||Liam Livingstone||117 meters||2022|
Top 5 batsmen with most sixes:
At the top of this article, we discussed the Indian cricket veteran who hits the highest sixer in the Indian team alone. But here, we will discuss which cricket player has hit the highest or most sixes in ODI, Test, and T20I formats. Let’s look at the top 5 batters who have hit the highest sixer or most sixer in cricket history.
|S.NO.||Player Name||Team||Played Years||Matches||Innings||Runs||Average||Strike Rate||No. of 4’s||No. of 6’s|
|1.||Chris Gayle||West Indies||1999-2021||483||551||19593||37.97||77.22||2332||553|
|4.||Brendon McCullum||New Zealand||2002-2016||432||474||14676||34.37||82.11||1552||398|
|5.||Martin Guptail||New Zealand||2009-2022||348||383||12926||36.30||80.80||2022||371|
Who is the best six-hitter in the Indian cricket team?
Rohit Sharma is the best six-hitter on the Indian cricket team, and he is also called the sixer-king of Indian cricket. He has hit 464 sixes in 400 matches in ODI, Test, and T20I formats. He is the highest sixer and most sixer player on the Indian team.
In cricket, Six-hitting is the maximum score, and every batter should try hard to hit the highest sixer throughout his career. In the Indian Cricket team, Rohit Sharma came to hit the highest sixer in India. So, each person on the Indian cricket team should also try to hit the highest sixes and makes proud the Indian team.