There has never been a long six in the history of international cricket than when it began. It became competitive as the game gained popularity. Limited-overs became more popular as more runs were needed. Modern cricket has been dominated by explosive batsmen such as Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard, Glenn Maxwell, etc. who bat aggressively. In honour of these ball sluggers who make cricket so exciting.
A complete list of the top ten longest sixes in cricket history is presented here:
- Chris Gayle – 120-125m. The fifth of these top ten is “The Universe Boss,” Chris Gayle, for his giant six against Australia at The Oval, west London during the 2009 ICC World T20. Gayle’s six shook the whole stadium, spilling out onto London’s streets. This six’s distance has yet to be recorded. According to estimates, the six measures are between 120 and 125 meters. This monstrous stroke was followed by another six of 103m.
- 122m for COREY ANDERSON. Here is Corey Anderson’s amazing six of 122 meters off Mohammed Shami, the right-arm pacer for India. The ODI was the first match of India’s tour to New Zealand in 2014. Recently, Anderson set a world record for the fastest century in one-day internationals by scoring 100 runs in only 50 balls. The ball sailed over the square leg on the roof of McLean Park by Shami. The match was won by Corey as he scored 68 runs off 40 balls.
- 127 m Martin Guptill. In third place, Martin Guptill throws 127 meters of shock off Lonwabo Tsotsobe of South Africa. This was South Africa’s first T20I of tour to New Zealand in 2011-12. The previous ball, Tsotsobe bowled a juicy half volley that was massively hit over deep mid-wicket, though he had been hit for 103m six deliveries before. The New Zealand team won the match by six wickets thanks to Martin Guptill’s unbeaten knock of 78 (48).
- SAHID AFRIDI 130m. Shahid Afridi is next for a second time. At the huge WACA stadium in Perth, Pakistan’s “number changer” launched a massive six of almost 130 meters. Andrew Symond’s full-length delivery was beaten by the legendary Pakistani all-rounder. Despite its notable length, this is only the second-longest six ever hit in cricket. Pakistan won the 8th ODI of the CB Tri-series 2004-05 with three wickets thanks to Shahid Afridi’s quickfire 30 in just 13 balls. For his overall performance both with the bat and with the ball, Pakistan’s Abdul Razzaq was named the Man of the Match. As a result of Rahzaq’s brilliant spell, his team scored a total of 63 for their wicket.
- BRETT LEE: 143m. The number one bowler on this list is Brett Lee, one of the fastest athletes in the world. At number 9, Lee played a crucial inning of 47 in the latter stages of the innings. In a glorious display of fast bowling, Powell ripped the good length ball over midwicket and into the cricket nets. The cricket pundits in the studio have analyzed and thus come to the conclusion that the nets are 143 meters away from the batting crease after taking a look at the day’s play at the Gabba! In cricket history, this remains the longest six.