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.
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Longest Sixes in IPL 2023
|Player||Six Distance (In Meters)||Team||Ground|
|Faf du Plessis||115||Royal Challengers Bangalore||M Chinnaswamy Stadium|
|Tim David||114||Mumbai Indians||wankhede stadium|
|Jos Buttler||112||Rajasthan Royals||Sawai Mansingh Stadium|
|Shivam Dube||111||Chennai Super Kings||M Chinnaswamy Stadium|
|Marcus Stoinis||110||Lucknow 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
|Albie Morkel||125||Chennai Super Kings||Deccan Chargers||2008|
|Praveen Kumar||124||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Rajasthan Royals||2011|
|Adam Gilchrist||122||Kings XIPunjab||Royal Challengers Bangalore||2011|
|Robin Uthappa||120||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Mumbai Indians||2010|
|Chris Gayle||119||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Pune Warriors||2013|
|Yuvraj Singh||119||Kings XIPunjab||Chennai Super Kings||2009|
|Ross Taylor||119||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Chennai Super Kings||2008|
|Gautam Gambhir||117||Kolkata Knight Riders||Rajasthan Royals||2013|
|Ben Cutting||117||SunrisersHyderabad||Royal Challengers Bangalore||2016|
|Liam Livingstone||117||Kings XIPunjab||Gujarat Titans||2022|
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.
Longest Sixes in IPL History Season Wise (2008-2022)
|Year||Player Name||Distance (m)||Team||Against|
|2008||Albie Morkel||125||Chennai Super Kings||Deccan Chargers|
|2009||Yuvraj Singh||119||Kings XI Punjab||Chennai Super Kings|
|2010||Robin Uthappa||120||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Mumbai Indians|
|2011||Adam Gilchrist||122||Kings XI Punjab||Royal Challengers Bangalore|
|2012||Mahendra Singh Dhoni||112||Chennai Super Kings||Mumbai Indians|
|2013||Chris Gayle||119||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Pune Warriors|
|2014||David Miller||102||Kings XI Punjab||Royal Challengers Bangalore|
|2015||AB De Villiers||108||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Mumbai Indians|
|2016||Ben Cutting||117||Sunrisers Hyderabad||Royal Challengers Bangalore|
|2017||Travis Head||109||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Kolkata Knight Riders|
|2018||AB De Villiers||111||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Chennai Super Kings|
|2019||Mahendra Singh Dhoni||111||Chennai Super Kings||Royal Challengers Bangalore|
|2020||Nicholas Pooran||106||Kings XI Punjab||Sunrisers Hyderabad|
|2021||Ruturaj Gaikwad||108||Chennai Super Kings||Rajasthan Royals|
|2022||Liam Livingstone||117||Kings XI Punjab||Gujarat Titans|