Longest Sixes in IPL History [With Season Wise List]

Longest Sixes in IPL History

Brute force and shear timing is what it takes to launch the leather ball far into the crowd and sometimes out of the stadium. IPL is home to some of the most mind blowing strokeplay from the best in the business.

Over the years we have seen some humongous sixes being hit in IPL, but ironically enough the biggest six in IPL was hit in its inaugural season.

Longest Sixes in IPL 2023

PlayerSix Distance (In Meters)TeamGround
Faf du Plessis115Royal Challengers BangaloreM Chinnaswamy Stadium
Tim David114Mumbai Indianswankhede stadium
Jos Buttler112Rajasthan RoyalsSawai Mansingh Stadium
Shivam Dube111Chennai Super KingsM Chinnaswamy Stadium
Marcus Stoinis110Lucknow Super Giants Hyderabad

The Longest Six in IPL History

Albie Morkel’s 125 metre six is the longest six hit in the history of IPL. Playing for Chennai Super Kings, he smacked Deccan Charger’s Pragyan Ojha in the 2008 edition of IPL. 

Let’s have a look at 10 of the longest sixes in IPL history!

10 Longest Sixes in IPL Till Date

Player NameDistance(m)TeamAgainst Year
Albie Morkel125Chennai Super KingsDeccan Chargers 2008
Praveen Kumar 124Royal Challengers Bangalore Rajasthan Royals 2011
Adam Gilchrist 122Kings XIPunjab Royal Challengers Bangalore2011
Robin Uthappa 120Royal Challengers BangaloreMumbai Indians2010
Chris Gayle119Royal Challengers BangalorePune Warriors 2013
Yuvraj Singh 119Kings XIPunjab Chennai Super Kings 2009
Ross Taylor119Royal Challengers BangaloreChennai Super Kings 2008
Gautam Gambhir 117Kolkata Knight RidersRajasthan Royals 2013
Ben Cutting 117SunrisersHyderabad Royal Challengers Bangalore 2016
Liam Livingstone117Kings XIPunjab Gujarat Titans2022

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Albie Morkel- 125 metres (Chennai vs. Deccan, 2008)

Pragyan Ojha’s left-arm spin proved ineffective against the powerful hitting of Morkel. Ojha tossed the ball towards Morkel’s pads, and the batsman unleashed an enormous strike that sailed a staggering 125 metres over deep midwicket, eventually clearing the boundaries of the Chepauk Stadium. To this day, it stands as the longest six ever recorded in the history of the IPL.

Praveen Kumar- 124 metres (Bangalore vs. Rajasthan, 2011)

You would not expect PK in the list of longest sixes in IPL history, especially for Bangalore who have the firepower of the most explosive order. In a match during the 2011 season, Kumar unleashed a massive blow over long-on, narrowly missing the stadium roof by a small margin on Yusuf Pathan’s delivery.

Adam Gilchrist- 122 metres (Punjab vs. Bangalore, 2011)

In the breathtaking surroundings of Dharamsala, Gilchrist demonstrated his astute awareness as he identified Langeveldt’s slower ball in an instant. With his classic flick shot over midwicket, he unleashed his trademark power. The ball not only sailed beyond the boundary ropes but continued its journey out of the stadium, likely descending somewhere in the nearby plains.

Robin Uthappa- 120 metres (Bangalore vs. Mumbai, 2010) 

Dwayne Bravo was on the receiving end this time when Robbie Uthappa, recognized a length ball aimed at the stumps, connected with such tremendous power that the ball vanished deep into the stands at the iconic Wankhede Stadium.

Chris Gayle- 119 metres (Bangalore vs. Pune, 2013)

This particular match can never be wiped off any IPL fans’ memory. Gayle’s incredible batting display that day was so dominant that not even God could have been able to intervene that punishment for Pune Warriors India .With a remarkable 66-ball 175* to his name, he unleashed his awesome hitting prowess. Among his 17 sixes, the longest measured an astounding 119 metres. During the match, left-arm spinner Ali Murtaza bowled a delivery that landed perfectly in Gayle’s hitting zone. With an immaculate swing of the bat, Gayle sent the ball soaring high over long-on, ultimately landing on the roof of the Chinnaswamy Stadium.

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Longest Sixes in IPL History Season Wise (2008-2022)

YearPlayer NameDistance (m)TeamAgainst 
2008Albie Morkel 125Chennai Super Kings Deccan Chargers 
2009Yuvraj Singh 119Kings XI Punjab Chennai Super Kings 
2010Robin Uthappa 120Royal Challengers Bangalore Mumbai Indians 
2011Adam Gilchrist 122Kings XI Punjab Royal Challengers Bangalore 
2012Mahendra Singh Dhoni112Chennai Super Kings Mumbai Indians 
2013Chris Gayle 119Royal Challengers Bangalore Pune Warriors 
2014David Miller102Kings XI Punjab Royal Challengers Bangalore 
2015AB De Villiers 108Royal Challengers Bangalore Mumbai Indians 
2016Ben Cutting117Sunrisers Hyderabad Royal Challengers Bangalore 
2017Travis Head109Royal Challengers Bangalore Kolkata Knight Riders
2018AB De Villiers 111Royal Challengers Bangalore Chennai Super Kings 
2019Mahendra Singh Dhoni111Chennai Super Kings Royal Challengers Bangalore 
2020Nicholas Pooran106Kings XI Punjab Sunrisers Hyderabad 
2021Ruturaj Gaikwad 108Chennai Super Kings Rajasthan Royals 
2022Liam Livingstone117Kings XI Punjab Gujarat Titans

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