There are many batsmen in the history of cricket who not only hit sixes but they also set the record for hitting the longest sixes. So, in this special story of today, we will introduce you to such veterans of the cricket world, who have not just hit sixes but have hit the longest sixes.
When it comes to the players hitting the longest six, first of all, the name of Shahid Afridi, the former player of the Pakistani cricket team, comes in everyone’s mind. Afridi is the highest sixes batsman in the history of cricket. During the 2013 tour of South Africa, Shahid hit a strong six whose ball hit the biggest dome in the stadium. It is said that this six was about 158 meters long. Let us tell you that Shahid has immortalized his name forever in the history of this game by hitting some 476 sixes in his cricket career.
Now let’s talk about Australia’s famous wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist. Gilchrist hit a 122-meter-long six in a match in the 2011 IPL.
A six by Chris Lynn has also been recorded in cricket history. Chris had planted this six during BBL. While playing for his team Brisbane Heat, Chris Lynn hit a shot at the ball of Sydney Thunder bowler Sean Tate that the ball fell directly to the roof of the stadium. The length of this six is said to be 121 meters and it was the longest six in the history of BBL.
The name of Team India’s star player Yuvraj Singh comes second in this list. Yuvraj Singh imposed this six against Australia during the T20 World Cup in 2007. During his innings of 70 runs, Yuvraj hit a 120 meter long six off the ball of Brett Lee. Surprisingly, UV used only his wrists to hit this six.
In 2014, the player who scored the second-fastest century in ODI, Corey Anderson hit 120 meters long six against India. Ishant Sharma was bowling on behalf of India at that time. This six of Corey was so long that his ball reached directly outside the stadium.