Best Biggest and Longest Sixes in IPL History {Updated}

Longest Sixes in IPL History :The Indian Premier League (IPL) has seen some of the most monstrous hits in cricketing history. From power hitters like Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, and MS Dhoni, the IPL has witnessed some of the biggest and longest sixes in cricket history.

Fans all over the world have been awed by the sheer power and distance of these sixes. In this article, we will look at some of the highest and longest sixes in IPL history. Whether it’s the biggest six in terms of length or the highest metre six, we will cover it all, including the top sixes to look out for in the upcoming IPL 2025 season.

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Longest Sixes in IPL 2023

Longest Sixes in IPL 2023:During the match between Chennai and Lucknow at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on 3 April 2023, the all-rounder Shivam Dube from Chennai hit the longest six of the 2023 Indian Premier League. Dube’s six traveled a distance of 102m.

Shivam Dube102 mChennaiLucknowChennai
Nehal Wadhera101 mMumbaiBangaloreBengaluru
Rahmanullah Gurbaz101 mKolkataPunjabMohali
Shivam Dube97 mChennaiGujaratAhmedabad
Nicholas Pooran97 mLucknowChennaiChennai

1. Longest six in IPL history- Albie Morkel – 125 meters

South African all-rounder Albie Morkel holds the record for hitting the longest six in the Indian Premier League (IPL). During the inaugural 2008 season, while playing for Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Morkel smashed a massive 125-meter six against Deccan Chargers’ spinner Pragyan Ojha.

Morkel remains the only player to have crossed the 125-meter mark in the IPL, showcasing his remarkable power-hitting abilities. Fans fondly remember his blistering knock against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), where he scored 28 runs off a single over bowled by Virat Kohli, displaying his phenomenal six-hitting prowess.

2. Biggest Six in IPL- Praveen Kumar – 124 meters

Praveen Kumar, a medium-pacer, surprised everyone by hitting one of the biggest sixes in IPL history. Playing for Kings XI Punjab in 2013, he launched a massive 124-meter six against Mumbai Indians’ ace bowler Lasith Malinga. This remains the longest six hit by an Indian player in the IPL.

Praveen Kumar, active in the IPL from 2008 to 2014, was known for his impactful bowling and ability to trouble batsmen with his swinging deliveries. His record-breaking six is a testament to his unexpected power-hitting prowess.

3. Adam Gilchrist – 122 metres six

Adam Gilchrist, the legend of the Australian cricket team, is also on the list of the highest six players in the IPL. When he played for Kings XI Punjab, he established the record of the longest six ever by a wicketkeeper with his 122 metres long six in 2011. It was at that time that Gilly was captaining the Punjab side and so the IPL fans would have been unsurprised to see such a huge hit from their favorite wicket-keeper.  

4. Robin Uthappa – 120 metres six

Robin Uthappa, known for his classic batting style, stunned everyone in 2010 by hitting a massive 120-meter six while playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). This incredible shot came against Mumbai Indians’ Dwayne Bravo and has secured Uthappa the fourth spot on the list of longest sixes in IPL history. Despite being a player who relies on timing, Uthappa proved he could also deliver powerful hits when needed. 

5. Chris Gayle – 119 metres six

Chris Gayle, known as the “Universe Boss,” is synonymous with hitting massive sixes in the IPL. He holds the record for the most sixes in IPL history, with a staggering 357 sixes. In the 2013 season, while playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Gayle smashed a colossal 119-meter six against Ashok Dinda of the Rising Pune Supergiants. This incredible hit is one of the longest in IPL history. Gayle’s explosive batting style and ability to clear the boundary with ease have made him a fan favorite and a legend in the T20 format.

6. Yuvraj Singh – 119 metres six

It would not be complete without the mention of Yuvraj Singh, the sixer king. A six of 119 meters one of his greatest hits as a captain of the Kings XI Punjab team in 2009 was the longest of his career. Before he retired from the IPL, Yuvraj was ranked among the top 10 six-hitters with 149 sixes in the IPL. Fans of cricket across the globe still recall his 119-meter six as one of the more memorable shots in their history.

7. Ross Taylor – 119 metres six

Ross Taylor, a legend in the New Zealand cricket team, was named one of the longest sixes of the IPL. The hit out of the park that he hit 119 meters long is ranked 7, according to ESPN. As a player for the Royal Challengers Bangalore team, he achieved this feat during the first edition of the tournament in 2008.

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8. Ben Cutting – 117 metres six

In the 2016 IPL final, Australian all-rounder Ben Cutting smashed a massive 117-meter six for Sunrisers Hyderabad against Royal Challengers Bangalore. This colossal hit, the longest of the tournament, came off a delivery from Shane Watson. Cutting’s powerful batting style, which relies more on brute force than timing, made this incredible shot possible. His match-winning cameo, including this huge six, played a crucial role in securing Sunrisers Hyderabad’s maiden IPL title.

9. Gautam Gambhir – 117 metres six

Gautam Gambhir, one of the most successful players and captains in IPL history, hit a massive 117-meter six in 2013 while playing for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). This incredible shot against Rajasthan Royals’ pacer S Sreesanth is considered one of the greatest hits of the season. Gambhir’s leadership was instrumental in KKR’s success, leading them to two IPL titles in 2012 and 2014 before retiring.

10. MS Dhoni – 115 metres six

Lastly, I would like to mention MS Dhoni, who has a reputation for being a true captain of cool. The Indian Premier League’s most successful captain, MS Dhoni is one of the best players in this league known for his sky-kissing sixes. One of his finest shots was his 115-meter six, which was among the heaviest sixes of the tournament.

who hit biggest six in terms of length in ipl?

South Africa’s Albie Morkel achieved the feat while playing for Chennai Super Kings in the inaugural season of the IPL. He smashed Deccan Chargers spinner Pragyan Ojha for a six which was measured at 125 metres.

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