NEW DELHI: The level is all set for the fireworks, because the twelfth edition of the glitzy Indian Premier League (IPL) is scheduled to get underway on March 23 in Chennai. Cricket-mad enthusiasts are waiting impatiently to watch their favourite players whack massive sixes and ship the cricket ball flying into the stands. The shortest format of the sport is indeed a nightmare for the bowlers who are being hit for maximums every so often with the aid of the batsmen however the moment a batsman slams a six it pushes the general adrenaline quotient up a few notches. Here TOI Sports recaps the most sixes hit by means of a participant within the event, in advance of the twelfth version of the cash-rich league. 1. Chris Gayle IPL suits – 112 IPL sixes – 292 It’s truely no marvel in any respect that the ‘King’ of sixes, Chris Gayle is sitting right on the pinnacle of this listing with 292 sixes. The self-proclaimed ‘Universe Boss’ incidentally is simply 8 significant hits faraway from the landmark figure of three hundred IPL sixes. Gayle, who has scored a complete of 3994 runs in 112 IPL suits, is all about energy, first-rate hand-eye coordination coupled with brute pressure. His record-
shattering knock – an unbeaten a hundred seventy five off just sixty six balls against the now-defunct Pune Warriors – noticed him destroy 17 sixes, which is also a record of hitting most sixes in an innings. The West Indies legend also holds the report of scoring fifty nine sixes in one season in IPL 2012. The swashbuckling left-hander has also scored a document six centuries – the maximum by means of any batsmen within the event. Five of his six centuries were scored while gambling for RCB, and the sixth changed into scored for Kings XI Punjab – his modern-day franchise.
There is a tie for the second spot between South African legend ‘ABD’ and the Indian legend ‘MSD’. Incidentally the difference among the top spot and the second one location is over 100 sixes. The handiest difference among de Villiers and Dhoni is that de Villiers scored 186 sixes in 141 suits as compared to Dhoni’s same tally in 175 video games. Both Dhoni and De Villiers have featured in all of the variations of the cash-rich league to date, however the former trumps the latter on the subject of quantity of titles. Dhoni has led Chennai Super Kings to 3 IPL titles (2010, 2011 and 2018) even as De Villiers has but to taste the fulfillment of IPL glory. Incidentally, each of them scored the same wide variety of sixes (30 and 16 respectively) in the closing variations. However, De Villiers additionally has the top-hand in terms of scoring maximum sixes in a single season because the South African celebrity scored 37 sixes in IPL 2016 even as Dhoni’s highest season tally stands at 30, which he hit in the 2018 version.
Three. Suresh Raina IPL fits: 176 IPL sixes: 185 Southpaw Suresh Raina holds the 1/3 spot in relation to hitting sixes all over the park within the IPL with 185 sixes. The fashionable left-hander is IPL’s all-time highest run-getter with a total of 4985 runs in 176 suits at an average of 34.37 and a strike price of 138.47. The hard-hitting Raina, who’s a deal with to look at, has continuously scored sixes in his whole IPL career, finishing every season in double digits to this point. Four. Rohit Sharma IPL fits: 173 IPL sixes: 184 The noticeably-talented Rohit Sharma is fourth in this listing, with 184 sixes to his name. The combat for the second one-satisfactory slot after Gayle is so fierce that the list will change each different day in the 2019 version. With 4493 runs to his credit, Rohit is 1/3 at the listing of all-time highest run-getters within the IPL. Rohit has gained four IPL titles to date – the primary with Deccan Chargers way back in 2009 and then he became the primary skipper to lead his crew to 3 IPL titles – Mumbai Indians in 2013, 2015 and 2017. There are not many who can suit his placing talents with regards to the slam-bang version of the game. The stylish Mumbaikar incidentally is 1/3 at the all-time six-hitters’ list in T20Is with 102 sixes to his name in the back of New Zealand’s Martin Guptill (103) and Gayle (one hundred and five).
IPL matches: 163 IPL 6s: 178 Indian skipper Virat Kohli concludes the list of the top 5 six hitters inside the IPL. With 178 sixes to his call to this point, the flowery Kohli can without difficulty surpass his opponents to take the second spot in the upcoming twelfth version of IPL. The prolific Indian batsman (4948) holds the second one area behind Suresh Rana (4985 runs) within the IPL leading run scorers chart. With 38 sixes in one unmarried season (2016), Kohli pipped De Villiers (37) by using simply one six to take the second one spot after Gayle (59) on that list. The RCB skipper is the very best paid IPL cricketer and was the first one to be retained by means of his franchise for a whooping charge of Rs 17 crore in advance of the primary participant public sale of 2018. The best component lacking from Virat’s IPL resume is the elusive IPL title.