It will be a dream come true moment to any batsman to clear the rope off all the 6 balls in an over in the IPL.
The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is still in its initial stage and it has already rolled out a lot of drama. Rahul Tewatia became the talk of the town after he pulled his team to victory against Kings XI Punjab on Sunday by playing a blistering inning of 53 runs off 31 deliveries.
The highlight of his innings came in the innings 18th over bowled by the Caribbean pacer Sheldon Cottrell where he had struck 5 gigantic sixes and confirmed the victory for his team. He missed the rare feat of 6 sixes in an over and after his innings, there were questions raised if any batsmen can hit 6 sixes in an over in the ongoing IPL?
Only a few batsmen around the world are blessed to clear the boundary on regular basis and it will be a dream come true moment to any batsman to clear the rope off all the 6 balls in an over in the IPL. Yuvraj Singh became the first man in history to achieve the feat in T20I when he sent Stuart Broad for six merciless maximums in an over in the inaugural T20 World Cup in 2007.
Coming to the cash-rich league, no batsman ever achieved the remarkable feat till now. So, in this article, we are going to name 6 players playing in this IPL, who are capable to hit 6 sixes in an over in the coming matches of the season.
Here is the list:
6. Chris Gayle (KXIP)
The Caribbean superpower holds the record for the highest individual score in an IPL game after he scored 175 runs off 66 balls, smashing the Pune Warriors bowlers along all the corners of the ground back in 2013. His breathtaking inning consisted of 17 sixes and 13 fours, showing the world why he is the boss man of T20 cricket.
The Jamaican also holds the record for the greatest number of sixes in the tournament with 326 sixes in 124 innings he has played in the IPL until now. He also bagged the Orange Cap for two years in 2011 and 2012 and scored 4484 runs in the cash-rich league.
Gayle once had scored 37 runs in an over back in 2011 when Kochi Tuskers Kerala bowler Prasanth Parameswaran bowled a no-ball and Gayle smashed 4 sixes and 3 fours in that over. Currently, Gayle is not a part of the Playing XI of KXIP but is expected to play in the latter stages of the tournament.
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