The season of IPL is about to begin and during this time the fans will also get to see fours and sixes. The importance of hitting sixes in the IPL is quite high. The excitement in the audience is greatly increased due to the hit sixes. Over the last decade, we have seen spectacular sixes in the IPL. Some shots are strong enough while some are set with very accurate timing.
Usually, an IPL season takes 600 sixes. Many sixes are easily planted, so there are many shots that go beyond 100 meters. Many times we have seen that sixes have rained in the IPL and batsmen have hit many long sixes. In this episode, we will tell you about the 3 longest sixes in IPL history.
3 longest sixes in IPL history
1. Albie Morkel 125 Meter
Albie Morkel’s name comes at the top of the list of players who have scored the longest six in the IPL. In 2008, South African batsman Albie Morkel hit a 125 meter long six off the ball of Pragyan Ojha. This six off his bat is the longest six in IPL history to date. Albie Morkel hit a six off the ball of Pragyan Ojha that the ball fell outside Chepauk Stadium. No one has broken his record till date. Albie Morkel was then part of the Chennai Super Kings team in the IPL.
2. Praveen Kumar: 124 Meter
Former India’s best swing bowler Praveen Kumar bowling as well as the best hitting. Praveen, who has retired from cricket, played the second-longest six in IPL history with the ball of veteran bowler Lasith Malinga, playing for the Punjab Kings. He hit a 124-meter-long six. Everyone was surprised to see such a shot against Malinga.
3. Adam Gilchrist: 122-meter
Adam Gilchrist, who is counted among Australia’s greatest cricketers, holds the record for the third-longest six in the IPL. In 2011, Gilchrist played a 122-meter-long six-off RCB bowler Charles Langeveldt while playing for Kings XI Punjab.