IPL 2017: 5 players with most sixes in IPL history
One of the reasons IPL has been incredibly successful and in its tenth season is the level of entertainment provided by the players. In T20s, there are few things more entertaining than a batsman hitting a bowler out of the park. And IPL has certainly has had its fair share of big-hitters who have cleared the boundary with utmost
The likes of Chris Gayle, David Warner, AB de Villiers all spring to mind. But when it comes to the most sixes in the tournament's history, some of the most explosive hitters in the history of the IPL don't even make it into the top five.
MS Dhoni, who has made a career of hitting sixes to win games and arguably hit the most memorable six by an Indian is joint-sixth with 140 sixes in the tournament. Yuvraj Singh is in ninth place while David Warner is in eighth.
Here are the 5 players with most sixes in IPL history:
#5 AB de Villiers
141 sixes in 120 matches
In the first two seasons of the IPL, AB de Villiers was yet to establish himself as the plunderer of bowling attacks, whose mere name brings fear to the mind of any opposing bowler. So he started his IPL career with just 13 sixes in 21 games in the first two editions.
Now, I say just, not because the tally is low or by any means unimpressive, it is because of the fact that he scored 37 in IPL 2016. Absolutely mind-boggling doesn't even begin to cover the whole array of his six-hitting abilities or his incredible knack of getting the ball over the boundary irrespective of the line or length of the ball.
He isn't called Mr.360 for no reason and his tally of 141 sixes is only going to go one may. Much like the ball that he hits, UP. Still, despite his impressive record he is only fifth on this list and one of three current Royal Challengers Bangalore players to feature.