Hitting a six in modern-day cricket is widely regarded as one of the most game-changing abilities a batsman can possess. With the sport largely moving away from the traditional five-day format and toward limited-overs cricket, the importance of big-hitters today cannot be overstated. Cricket is a sport that has grown in popularity over time.
Batting attitudes have shifted dramatically in the last two decades, with batsmen adopting a more aggressive approach as the number of ODI and T20I matches has increased. Batsmen who hit sixes are adored by fans. The prospect of a huge six excites fans the most.
The Men in Blue have produced a number of hard-hitting batters who have shelled bowlers in their prime over the years. Modern cricketers, on the other hand, are particularly lethal, with an average strike rate of around 120. In today’s cricket, no score is safe, so batsmen aim for quick runs and try to score as many as they can right away. As a result, the ability to score sixes is one of the most important criteria for determining a batsman’s quality.
Suresh Raina – 77
Suresh Raina followed in the footsteps of MS Dhoni and retired from international cricket almost two years after his last appearance. Suresh Raina made the difficult decision to end his chances of playing for India three months before turning 34, an age when many people still dream of making their international debut. Raina has played crucial innings in his 13-year international career, including a couple of them in the knockout stages of India’s successful 2011 campaign. Suresh Raina received his first international call-up as a 19-year-old during the 2005 tour of Sri Lanka, where he was a prolific scorer and sharp fielder at the junior level. Raina can attack from the get-go and hit sixes against any bowling attack.
Rishabh Pant – 75*
Rishabh Pant is incredibly talented. Comparisons have been drawn between him, MS Dhoni, and Virat Kohli as a result of his meteoric rise. He proved his mettle with the gloves in home Tests against England after playing outstanding knocks with the bat in Australia. His outstanding performances earned him a recall to India’s T20I and ODI teams, respectively. Pant had been up against stiff competition for the India gloves, but thanks to some outstanding performances with the bat, he has quickly dispelled any doubts. Pant can also hit big sixes and attack any bowling side.
Sachin Tendulkar – 58
Sachin Tendulkar has practically achieved everything in international cricket, including the seemingly impossible record of 100 international hundreds. The Little Master has established a high standard for batsmen in the future. Though Virat Kohli appears to be a lot like him, the current India skipper will take a lot longer to attain that level of perfection. Tendulkar has 264 international sixes across all formats, with almost 34000 international runs at an average of more than 48.
Irfan Pathan – 53
Irfan Pathan is a former cricketer from India who was a great all-rounder. He was incredible for India and was a member of the team that won the 2007 ICC World Twenty20 and the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy. Irfan Pathan’s exploits during India’s 2003-04 tours of Australia and Pakistan, when he wowed Wasim Akram, will live on in the hearts of Indian cricket fans. He took the most wickets in the ODI tri-series against Australia and Zimbabwe in his debut series. Irfan played in 29 Tests, 120 One-Day Internationals, and 24 Twenty20 Internationals. He last represented India in 2012, but his poor form and injury difficulties knocked him out of contention. Pathan was fantastic with the bat as well as he hit a lot of fours and sixes.
Hardik Pandya – 44
Hardik Pandya is an Indian cricketer who represents Baroda in domestic cricket and the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He is a right-handed all-rounder batsman and bowls right-arm fast-medium. On October 16, 2016, Pandya made his One Day International (ODI) debut for India against New Zealand at Dharamshala. After Sandeep Patil, Mohit Sharma, and K. L. Rahul, he became the fourth Indian to be chosen player of the match on his ODI debut. The ability of Pandya to strike the long ball has never been questioned. He has been tipped to be India’s next finisher after MS Dhoni since his early IPL matches with the Mumbai Indians.