IPL 2018: 5 biggest sixes of the season till now
Let's take a look at the longest sixes of the IPL 2018 thus far and the batsmen who've hit them.
The Indian Premier League is all about entertainment and frenzy. People expect to witness the flashiest of shots and breathtaking cricketing adventures out there in the middle and IPL 2018 hasn't disappointed in that sense.
From stunning catches to exquisite cover drives, lightning-quick stumpings to innovative shots, the ongoing season of the biggest cricketing league in the world has everything on offer.
Considering the IPL is a 20 overs-per-side game, what one needs to build pressure on the opposition is to score quick runs while batting and scalp wickets in quick succession while bowling.
When it comes to scoring runs, our IPL stars are equipped with abundant talent. The current season of the tournament has seen some monstrous sixes hit by some of the mightiest batsmen in the business. Let's take a look at the biggest sixes of IPL 2018 till date, which player hit them and how exactly the shot panned out.
#5 Dinesh Karthik against Rajasthan Royals
At the very outset of IPL 2018, Dinesh Karthik was entrusted with the all-important responsibility of leading the Kolkata Knight Riders into battle. With his predecessor, Gautam Gambhir, having led the franchise to two title victories, the pressure on Karthik was humongous. However, the calm-headed batsman-keeper chose to channel his focus into his game and, voila, we saw Karthik going all guns blazing at the opposition with his batting as well as his captaincy!
Karthik is already the leading run-scorer for his side with 194 runs under his belt in 6 matches. However, one particular shot of his that wowed all the spectators was the 19th over maximum that he hit off Ben Laughlin's bowling against the Rajasthan side. With KKR requiring 4 runs off the last 2 deliveries of the innings, the KKR skipper chose to take matters into his own hands. Laughlin bowled a length ball, which Karthik smacked over long-on to send the ball soaring for a distance of 102 metres, before landing in the stands.