Longest Six in IPL History
|Position||Year||Player||Team||Distance (in meters)|
|1||2008||Albie Morkel||Chennai Super Kings||125|
|2||2013||Praveen Kumar||Kings XI Punjab||124|
|3||2011||Adam Gilchrist||Kings XI Punjab||122|
|4||2010||Robin Uthappa||Royal Challengers Bangalore||120|
|5||2013||Chris Gayle||Royal Challengers Bangalore||119|
|6||2009||Yuvraj Singh||Kings XI Punjab||119|
|7||2008||Ross Taylor||Royal Challengers Bangalore||119|
|8||2016||Ben Cutting||Sunrisers Hyderabad||117|
|9||2013||Gautam Gambhir||Kolkata Knight Riders||117|
|10||2009||MS Dhoni||Chennai Super Kings||115|
Biggest Six in IPL Year Wise
|Year||Player Name||Team||Distance (in meters)|
|2022||Liam Livingstone||Punjab Kings||117|
|2021||Ruturaj Gaikwad||Chennai Super Kings||108|
|2020||Nicholas Pooran||Kings XI Punjab||106|
|2019||MS Dhoni||Chennai Super Kings||111|
|2018||AB de Villiers||Royal Challengers Bangalore||111|
|2017||Travis Head||Royal Challengers Bangalore||109|
|2016||Ben Cutting||Sunrisers Hyderabad||117|
|2015||AB de Villiers||Royal Challengers Bangalore||108|
|2014||David Miller||Kings XI Punjab||102|
|2013||Praveen Kumar||Kings XI Punjab||124|
|2012||MS Dhoni||Chennai Super Kings||112|
|2011||Adam Gilchrist||Kings XI Punjab||122|
|2010||Robin Uthappa||Royal Challengers Bangalore||120|
|2009||Yuvraj Singh||Kings XI Punjab||119|
|2008||Albie Morkel||Chennai Super Kings||125|
Former South Africa all-rounder Albie Morkel set the record for the longest six in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
The visuals of watching a batter dance down the pitch and dispatch the ball into the stands is one of the enticing moments for the spectators of the game to live up to.
One of the greatest requirements of the modern day game is to take the attack against the opposition. Not only the crowd is enthralled when the ball is dispatched into the stands but the batter is boosted with enough confidence after the shot.
While playing for Chennai Super Kings against now-defunct Deccan Chargers in IPL 2008, Morkel clobbered left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha for a humungous six, a 125-meter six. The feisty shot from the South African happens to remain the longest six of the IPL even after 15 seasons.
Former Indian fast bowler Praveen Kumar, surprisingly, stands second on the list of longest sixes in IPL. Kumar smashed Mumbai Indians ace bowler Lasith Malinga for a 125 meters over long-off in a match between MI and KXIP in IPL 2013.
Universe Boss Chris Gayle holds the record of most sixes in IPL - 357 in 141 innings - with the longest one is 119 meters against Ashok Dinda during his belligerent 175* vs PWI in IPL 2013.
Gayle's 119m six is, however, the fifth longest six in IPL. Yuvraj Singh and Ross Taylor have also matched the 119 meter distance in the tournament at some stage.
The most surprising name in the top 10 longest six of IPL of all-time would be Gautam Gambhir. Gambhir seldom played in the aerial route and preferred timing his stroke play accurately to find the gaps.
However, Gambhir charged against Rajasthan Royals pacer S Sreesanth during a chase in 2013. Gambhir walked out of his crease and bent his back foot a bit to slog Sreesanth over deep square leg for a maximum.