The Indian Premier League, or simply the IPL, started on 18 April 2008. From the starting date till today, there has been an innumerable number of sixes we have witnessed. “It’s raining sixes here at Eden Gardens”. The stadium name might change from “Eden Gardens” to “Wankhede”, ” Chinnaswamy” or any other name, but this opening phrase has a permanent settlement in Indian Cricket Lover’s hearts. Thousands of spectators visit the stadium just to see their favourite team win and to witness a shower of sixes that fill their hearts with joy. Here in this article, we will discuss the longest IPL longest sixes ever in the history.
Who hit the longest IPL sixes?
The list of top 10 Gigantic sixes in the History of IPL. The longest six in IPL history was hit by Albie Morkel(Chennai Super Kings) in 2008 VS the Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals). It was a massive 125-metre hit which is still leading at the top. The second-longest six was hit by Praveen Kumar (Royal Challengers Bangalore) against Rajasthan Royals in 2008. Third, comes the Aussie Keeper Adam Gilchrist. He hit 122m six against Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2011. Fourth Longest six was hit by Robin Uthappa against Mumbai Indians in 2010. It was a mighty 120m long six. Then comes the “Universal Boss”, the King of T20, Chris Gayle. He has hit a 119m six at Chinnaswamy Stadium against Pune Warriors India in 2013. At number Six, comes Yuvraj Singh. He hit a 119m six against Chennai Super Kings in 2009.
The seventh longest six was hit by Kiwi hard Hitter Ross Taylor. It was also a 119m six against Chennai Super Kings in 2008. Next comes the recent one. Just a few days back. Its Liam Livingstone hit a massive 117m one vs the newcomer Gujarat Titans at DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai. This is so far the longest six of TATA IPL 2022. Then comes the six of Ben Cutting which he hit in 2016 against Royal Challengers Bangalore. It was also a 119m one. Last but not least were the six from the ex-KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir. He also hit a 117m six against Rajasthan Royals to Sreesanth.
|PLAYER NAME||SIX DISTANCE||YEAR|
|ALBIE MORKEL (CSK)||125 m||2008|
|PRAVEEN KUMAR (RCB)||124m||2011|
|ROBIN UTHAPPA (RCB)||120m||2010|
|CHRIS GAYLE (RCB)||119m||2013|
|YUVRAJ SINGH (KXIP)||119m||2009|
|LIAM LIVINGSTONE (PBKS)||117m||2022|
These are the top sixes that IPL has witnessed so far. And without any doubt a lot more to come surely in the upcoming days. As a cricket fan what can be more enjoyable than witnessing gigantic sixes either on television or life sitting at the stadium in T20. Many have come, and many more are bound to come in the upcoming days as time passes by.