Top 10 Longest Sixes in Cricket – Biggest SixesPosted By: Bill Russell | September 1, 2018
Top 10 Longest Sixes in Cricket – Biggest Sixes
In the modern cricket, with the dominance of intensified brute force, big shots rather sixes are a pretty common in cricket. And there are a many number of gigantic hitters of the cricket ball who are capable of clearing the boundary rope by miles! We often get the data about the Longest Sixes (Biggest Sixes) in a particular match or rather in a specific tournament. But are we aware of the Longest Sixes in international cricket (T20, ODI’s and Test Cricket)? Well, no need to raise your brows! In this very article, we are going to summarize the Top 10 Longest Sixes in Cricket History.
Table of Contents
- Top 10 Longest Sixes in Cricket
- 10. MS Dhoni – 112m Six vs Australia
- 9. Ijaz Ahmed Longest Six – 115m Six vs England
- 8. Daniel Christian Longest Six in Big Bash
- 7. Corey Anderson Biggest Six – 120m Six vs India
- 6. Chris Gayle Longest Six
- 5. Shahid Afridi Monster Six vs Andrew Simonds
- 4. MS Dhoni Log Six vs NZ
- 3. Mark Waugh Longest Six in Test Cricket
- 2. Yuvraj Singh
- 1. Shahid Afridi – 158m Six
Top 10 Longest Sixes in Cricket
10. MS Dhoni – 112m Six vs Australia
Let’s begin with “ Mr cool” MS Dhoni. MS Dhoni is an Indian cricketer who is currently the captain of the national cricket team in T20 and ODI’s Format. One of MSD’s sixes that is memorable and impressive is when he cleared the longest Adelaide Oval boundary while under immense pressure during the 2011-12 Commonwealth Bank Series. It was a breath-taking hit by MSD, with the ball sailing out the boundary for 112 meters Six. 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 most amazing moments of that tour.
9. Ijaz Ahmed Longest Six – 115m Six vs England
Ahmed, Former Pakistani Cricketer who played in test matches and one dayer for Pakistan between 1986 to 2001. Ijaz Ahmed was Right handed middle order batsmen. he was a sweet timer of the cricket ball as well as a dangerous hard hitter. Ejaz Ahmed smashed his career’s biggest hit against England when he smacked the ball out of the ground for 115 meters six. his six is 9th in the list of Longest Sixes in cricket history.
8. Daniel Christian Longest Six in Big Bash
1983 born Australian cricketer Daniel Christian is all rounder. he represented Australia in 19 one day internationals and 15 T20 internationals. daniel Christian is playing for Hobart Hurricanes in Big Bash League. his monster six came out in Big Bash League 2015 when he smashed the ball out of the park.
7. Corey Anderson Biggest Six – 120m Six vs India
Corey Anderson has introduced himself by breaking Shahid Afridi’s 18-year-old world record of Fastest ODI Century of All Time when he smashed his maiden 100 against west indies in just 36 balls. He hit a ball on the roof of Napier cricket ground for New Zealand against India for 120 meters six. unlucky bowler was Ishant Sharma.
6. Chris Gayle Longest Six
one of all time dangerous hard hitter in cricket history, big man Chris Gayle. it’s so understandable that Chris Gayle is in the list of batsmen who smashed Longest Sixes in Cricket history. Chris Gayle has no need any introduction. we all know his ability to hit the ball out of the ground at any venue. let’s watch the video.
5. Shahid Afridi Monster Six vs Andrew Simonds
Boom Boom, LaLa and Sixer King. no one in cricket world is unaware of this master of hitting. he started his career with Fastest Century in ODI cricket, which remained as the world record for next 18 years. now he has retired from One Day cricket but he played some memorable innings and smashed many breathtaking sixes. shahid afridi’s hit on the bowling of Andrew Simonds was the 5th Longest six of all time.
4. MS Dhoni Log Six vs NZ
MS Dhoni knew as one of the best finishers in cricket history, and also one of the greatest captains in cricket. in the mean time, he is power hitter also. look at below videos, MS Dhoni hit a breathtaking six vs New Zealand, he didn’t even look at the ball once it left his magical bat. This truly added to the drama and made his six even more special. India won the match and the series after having won the Test series earlier.
3. Mark Waugh Longest Six in Test Cricket
stylish and elegant Australian batsmen mark waugh looks surprise in this list. another surprise: this is the only six in this Longest Sixes List which was made in test cricket. mark waugh hits a breathtaking six on the bowling of Daniel Vettori in Perth, dated 1997.
watch video to understand how big was that six.
2. Yuvraj Singh
sixer king, who has the record of fastest T20 International Fifty (12 Balls) and also has the Record for 6 consecutive sixes in T20i. Yuvraj is known for his big sixes. when he struck cricket ball with his high back-lift that is treat to watch for every cricket fan from all around the globe. in my opinion Yuvraj is the most stylish hard hitter in cricket history. watch below video you will agree with me. he only flicks that ball from brett lee an it goes long long way from boundary line.
1. Shahid Afridi – 158m Six
this man has many world record related to big hitting or scoring with fast strike rate. he has world record for most sixes in one day internationals, he has the record for most sixes in internationals cricket (test, ODI’s and t20 combined). but that hit was above all. that was truly monster. 158 meter? yes it was 158 meters long six.
What are your thoughts on the Top 10 Longest Sixes in Cricket? How many of the Biggest Sixes have you watched yourself? Let us know!