Since its debut in 2008, the Indian Premier League has grown to become one of cricket’s largest and most prestigious events. It combines thrills, drama, suspense, and entertainment into a single package that only lasts around four hours. It has been one of the most important events for young, talented cricketers from all over the world to display their abilities to the cricketing world.
Hitting a six is a skill that just a few players possess. While players like MS Dhoni, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, and others rely on raw force to send the ball into the stands, Yuvraj Singh, Rohit Sharma, and Virat Kohli rely on the perfect timing to get the ball over the rope.
1. Albie Morkel – 125m
Albie Morkel was a South African all-rounder who was a force in cricket in the early 2000s. In the shortest version of the game, he was a hard batter of a cricket ball when batting and a deceiving quick bowler in the death overs while bowling, and he was a luxury for any side. Morkel, who was playing for the Chennai Super Kings, struck a 125-meter six off the bowling of left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha. Morkel’s innings of 29 runs in 19 balls helped CSK reach a decent total of 144 for the loss of seven wickets in the first edition of 2008. The Deccan Charger, on the other hand, chased it down with seven wickets in hand and two overs remaining.
2. Praveen Kumar – 124m
Praveen Kumar almost pulled off a victory for the Kings XI Punjab against the Mumbai Indians in the 2013 IPL with a late cameo. Praveen Kumar blasted Lasith Malinga, one of the finest bowlers in IPL history, over the long-off region, putting him in the second position on the list of longest sixes in IPL history. The game was finally won by Kings XI Punjab by a narrow margin of 4 runs.
3. Adam Gilchrist – 122m
Adam Gilchrist is not just the greatest wicket-keeper batsman in the history of cricket, but he is also one of the cleanest and most productive openers in the modern era. The southpaw, who captained Kings XI Punjab in the 2011 IPL, struck a huge six off Proteas spinner Charles Langeveldt. It remains the third-longest six in IPL history, and Punjab comfortably defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by a score of 111 runs.
4. Robin Uthappa – 120m
During his time with the Royal Challengers Bangalore, Robin Uthappa was an aggressive batsman and a powerful hitter. When he wants to go over the ropes, he is known for hitting a lot of sixes in the IPL and adds a lot of grace and finesse. Uthappa demonstrated his skill by smashing Chennai Super Kings’ Dwayne Bravo’s length delivery for a 120-meter scorching six over long-on. This specific six is one of the most significant sixes ever.
5. Ross Taylor – 119m
In the 2008 edition of the IPL, Ross Taylor was a member of the Royal Challengers Bangalore and struck a 119-meter six, which is still the fifth-longest in IPL history. He smashed Jacob Oram of the Chennai Super Kings for a massive six in the deep mid-wicket region, which is his favorite spot. In the innings, he hit three fours and three sixes off just 34 deliveries.