That’s six! Do you remember how many points a six will add in you fantasy cricket scoreboard? For all formats, you get to score 3 points.
However, apart from enjoying and scoring points in daily fantasy cricket, for most of the cricket fanatics enjoy sixes at stadiums. With great boundaries and long sixes, it’s a treat to eyes of these fans to watch cricket matches from stadium.
Hitting six is an art and not many cricketers are blessed with it. Players like Chris Gayle Sanath Jayasuriya, MS Dhoni, Shahid Afridi, Yuvraj Singh, David Warner, Brendon McCullum, Kieron Pollard, and Adam Gilchrist are some of the most gifted big-hitters in cricket. Let’s take a look at the longest six hitters ever in cricket. Read them on and play cricket online at 11wickets app :
Albert Trott, Lord’s 1899 – 120 meters
Albert Trott was a test cricketer who played both for England and Australia. He has played 5 test matches in his career and 375 first-class cricket matches. During a game against Australia at Lord’s in 1899, Trott hit a six to the roof of the pavilion. The ball travelled to a distance of 120 meters. He is the only player so far to send a ball to roof of the pavilion.
Shahid Afridi, Johannesburg 2013 – 120 meters
Pakistani cricketer, Shahid Afridi is one of the destructive hitters of the modern cricket era. He has hit over 450 sixes for Pakistan in International career. Some of his sixes are quite big. One of the six he hit was against South Africa during 3rd ODI at Johannesburg on March 17, 2013. It was a huge one and traveled 120 meters.
Mark Waugh, Perth 1997 – 120 meters
The stylish and elegant hitter of Australian team, Mark Waugh was not a powerful hitter. During a test match against New Zealand at Perth, Waugh hit a six. The ball went 120 meters and is one of the longest hits ever in cricket history.
Victor Trumper, Redfern Oval 1903 – 120 to 125 meters
Victor Trumper was an Australian cricketer and represented his national team in 48 test matches. In a club match for Paddington, Trumper struck a ball out of the ground and broke a second-story window across the street, estimated to be around 120–125 meters long. It was a really huge one, especially during that time.
Adam Gilchrist, Dharamshala 2011 – 122 meters
The former opening batsman for Australian cricket team, Adam Gilchrist has tormented bowlers in the past. During a game of Indian T20 league, batting for Punjab team, Gilchrist hit a huge six that travelled 122 meters.
Simon O’Donnell, MCG 1993 – 122 meters
This is the incident of a first-class cricket match. During Sheffield Shield match between Victoria and New South Wales in 1993, Simon O’Donnell hit a huge six. The ball travelled 122 meters to the third tier of the Great Southern Stand at Melbourne Cricket Ground. It is one of the longest ever six in Australian grounds.
Albie Morkel, Chennai 2008 – 124 meters
This one is arguably the longest six in Indian T20 league history. During a game between Chennai and Deccan team, Albie Morkel struck it over the mid-wicket region for a huge six that went out of the Chepauk stadium. It went a long distance and ended up at 124 meters.
Aiden Blizzard, Perth 2008 – 130 meters
A dangerous Australian cricketer in T20, Aiden Blizzard is famous for his swing and powerful shots. In one of his matches, Blizzard hit a left-arm seamer for a six over the square leg boundary that traveled 130 meters.
Brett Lee, Gabba 2005 – 130 to 135 meters
He is the most unexpected candidate of hitting longest six ever. Brett Lee is here to take this glory away from all others. While taking bat in hand, this terrific Australian bowler hit a massive six at Gabba in a test match on 2005. The ball went to a long distance of 135 meters and landed in the parking area.
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