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Biggest sixes ever in International Cricket [Top 10]

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Captaining India in only his second T20I, against Sri Lankan in the three-match T20I series, Rohit Sharma was in his elements at Indore, scoring a 104 m six on the bowling of Asela Gunaratne. However, the six did not even fall in the top-10 longest sixes in international cricket.

Shahid Afridi holds the record for longest six in International cricket lasting as long as 158 meters against South Africa, 3rd ODI at Johannesburg on March 17, 2013. There’s nothing quite as spectacular as watching someone hit a six in cricket.

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In this post, we are going to take a look at 10 such iconic longest sixes to the fence in international cricket:

#10 MS Dhoni (112m) – Let's begin with MS Dhoni, who appears again later on in this list, as you may expect. MS Dhoni is an Indian cricketer who is currently the captain of his national team. One of his sixes that is memorable and impressive is when he cleared the long Adelaide Oval boundaries while under immense pressure during the 2011-12 Commonwealth Bank Series. It was a breath-taking moment, with the ball sailing 112 metres. It was the first time Australia had hosted a tri- series since 2007-08, with India, Australia and Sri Lanka competing. The host nation won the competition, but Dhoni’s six was one of the stand out moments.

#9 Ijaz Ahmed – Ijaz Ahmed is now a retired Pakistani cricketer who played with a right-handed batting style. A lot of people deem him one of the most underrated cricketers, as he’s never talked about as much as other names in the game. However, he certainly deserves his place on this list. You will have to cast your mind back several years to think of this one. In 1999, Pakistan were playing India in a tense chase at Mohali. Only two sixes were hit in the entire match, and both of them were by Ahmed. 


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