From Chris Gayle to MS Dhoni: Batsmen with most sixes in IPL history
The Indian Premier League (IPL) fever has spread across all parts of the country in the last 13 editions and we have witnessed some jaw-dropping moments and pulsating action. From sublime half-centuries to fluent centuries; from elegant fours to classy sixes, we have witnessed a lot of crackling action in this bonanza, IPL.With time, we have witnessed some humongous sixes from the willows of the batsmen which have elated our spirits and moods. In this article, we delve deep into the top 5 batsmen who have struck the maximum number of sixes in the IPL.Chris GayleRuling the top of the chart is a man who personifies swagger and confidence. He brings with himself the Caribbean magic and we have witnessed some spectacles from his willow. Chris Gayle definitely has the Midas touch when it comes to the IPL. He has struck a total of 349 sixes in the mega event in just 132 games. He has had a strike rate of 150.11 during this duration.AB De VilliersAB de Villiers is easily one of the most popular overseas players of India. His emotional connection with fans makes him one of the hottest properties of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) when it comes to their brand value. De Villers has been the backbone of the RCB team along with Virat Kohli and has produced some magical performances for the team. He has hit a total of 235 sixes in the IPL and his 360-degree batting prowess is a common sight in the cash-rich league.MS DhoniOne of the greatest ambassadors of the sport, MS Dhoni’s power-hitting abilities need no introduction at all. He can single-handedly blow away the opposition with his gigantic sixes and his canny mind. MS Dhoni is the skipper of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and his blazing blade has hit quite a few sixes in the lucrative tournament. Dhoni has struck a total of 216 sixes in the IPL. He has had a blistering S/R of 136.75 in the IPL.Rohit SharmaRohit Sharma spearheads the team of Mumbai Indians (MI) and has steered MI to 5 title victories in 14 years. He is easily one of the most flamboyant and stylish batsmen and his impeccable timing is his strongpoint. Rohit can literally send jitters down the spine of bowlers with his six-hitting abilities and has 213 sixes under his belt.Virat KohliArguably the greatest T20I batsman of all time, Virat Kohli somehow manages to find his name in all record books. He is more of a stroke-player and hits within the ground. But he has over the years, revolutionized his game and has adopted a more aggressive approach. He has hit a total of 201 sixes in the IPL and the run-machine just keeps getting better day by day.