This year’s Indian T20 league began with a bang on March 26, when team Kolkata beat Chennai in a nail-biter that went down to the wire. The teams have some incredible rosters with world-class talent. This T20 league is also a tournament for which every online fantasy cricket fan waits every year. Some of the players in this tournament are big hitters, so fans can expect a barrage of sixes in every match. The league has seen some incredible knocks from players, including some massive sixes, since its beginning. The T20 League is considered one of the finest cricket events in the world because of the quality of the game played.
Over these few years since the beginning of the league, players have blasted sixes out of the stadium many a time, and it’s time to take a look at the five longest sixes in the tournament’s history.
Albie Morkel (125m)
During the time Morkel was with team Chennai, he set the record for the longest six in the tournament’s history. Albie hit off-spinner Pragyan Ojha for a six during a game against team Hyderabad, prompting the umpires to take a new ball because the previous one had gone out of the park. It was the inaugural season of the Indian Premier League, and fans were treated to such a spectacular hit, which was followed by many more.
Adam Gilchrist (122m)
Adam Gilchrist, a former Australian wicketkeeper-batsman and captain of team Punjab, has struck the third-longest six in the tournament’s history. The presence of a southpaw on this list should come as no surprise to you since he is a natural big-hitter. When Gilchrist took on Bangalore pacer Charl Langeveldt, he aimed for the mid-wicket boundary for a massive six. Gilchrist ended up hitting 106 (55) as Punjab scored 232-2 in 20 overs, one of the nine sixes he struck that night.
Praveen Kumar (124m)
Praveen Kumar, an Indian medium-pacer who has shown flashes of his batting potential, might be one of the most shocking names you heard on the list of longest sixes. Praveen Kumar almost helped team Punjab beat team Mumbai in the 2013 Indian T20 league by making a late surprise appearance. Praveen smashed a massive six over Lasith Malinga’s ball, one of the finest bowlers in the history of the Indian T20 league, over the long-off region. Unfortunately, team Punjab lost the match by a narrow margin of 4 runs.
Robin Uthappa (120m)
It’s difficult to think that a classic player like Robin Uthappa can also smash the ball right outside the stadium. However, it actually happened in 2010 when Uthappa was playing for Bangalore, where he hit a 120-meter long six. He’s always been an exemplary player who believes in time, but when the situation calls for it, he can go to any extent to take his team to the winning side. Robin has also been a member of the two-time champion team Kolkata and is one of the highest run-scorers in the history of the T20 league.
Ross Taylor (119m)
During the T20 league of 2008, New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor was a member of team Bangalore where he smashed a massive 119m six, which is still one of the longest sixes of the Indian T20 league. He smashed the six in the deep mid-wicket region, which is his favourite spot. During the entire innings, he made a total of 53 runs with just 34 deliveries which included three boundaries and three sixes, and he also had a key middle-order partnership with Wasim Jaffer in a 179-run chase.
Sixes and boundaries are something every batsman chases for and these were some of the legends who took the sixes to a whole new level. If you are a daily fantasy cricket player, make sure you choose your batsmen carefully.