Top 5 Most Sixes by a Batsman in an Innings in IPL

In the first IPL season back in 2008, and throughout the 16 editions since, numerous exceptional batsmen have graced the tournament, dazzling fans with their remarkable hitting prowess. Here, we’ll explore the top five batters who have smashed the highest number of sixes in a single innings in the history of the lucrative T20 league.

Here is the list of top 5 batters with the most sixes in an innings in IPL history:

5. Chris Gayle

In the 40th match of the 2015 IPL, Royal Challengers Bangalore faced off against Kings XI Punjab, now known as Punjab Kings. Chris Gayle was in fantastic form, smashing an unbeaten 117 runs off just 57 balls. His remarkable innings included seven boundaries and 12 sixes.

4. AB de Villiers

In the 44th match of the 2016 season of the lucrative league, when Bangalore faced Gujarat Lions, AB de Villiers showcased his exceptional batting skills by scoring an unbeaten 129 runs off just 52 balls. His outstanding innings included 10 boundaries and 12 maximums, displaying his ability to hit the ball all around the ground.

3. Chris Gayle

Gayle, playing for RCB, showed his incredible power-hitting skills against Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) in the 67th match of the IPL 2012. He scored an unbeaten 128 runs from just 62 balls. During his innings, the renowned cricketer hit seven boundaries and 13 sixes with remarkable force.

2. Brendon McCullum

In the opening game of the 2008 Indian Premier League, Kolkata Knight Riders faced off against the Bangalore franchise. Brendon McCullum showcased his brilliance by smashing the bowlers all over the ground. He scored an unbeaten 158 runs from 73 balls, including ten boundaries and 13 sixes.

1. Chris Gayle

When Royal Challengers Bangalore played against Pune Warriors India in the 31st match of the sixth IPL season, Gayle completely dominated the cricket pitch. Hailing from Jamaica, he smashed an incredible 175* runs from just 66 balls in the match. His amazing innings included 13 boundaries and 17 sixes, leaving the bowlers completely helpless.

Player Runs Balls Against Sixes Year
Chris Gayle 175* 66 PWI 17 2013
Brendon McCullum 158* 73 RCB 13 2008
Chris Gayle 128* 62 DC 13 2012
AB de Villiers 129* 52 GL 12 2016
Chris Gayle 117 57 PBKS 12 2015

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