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When it comes to the Indian Premier League (IPL), or any T20 competition for that matter, sixes form an important part. The big hits can be viewed as the soul of T20 matches and ones that induce the much-needed entertainment quotient in the game. Traditionally speaking, there has been no dearth of big hitters in the richest cricket in the world. Here are the top 5 batsmen to hit most sixes in IPL history.

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Players  Matches Sixes
Chris Gayle 142 357
Rohit Sharma 243 257
AB de Villiers 184 251
MS Dhoni 250 239
Virat Kohli 237 234

5
Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli’s evolution in the Indian Premier League (IPL) represents a saga of commanding presence and unmatched reliability. Since entering the scene in 2008 with the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Kohli has imprinted his legacy on the league with exceptional batting capabilities and adept leadership. Sitting atop the run-scoring charts in IPL with 7263 runs, he stands as a testament to consistency, while also ranking among the top five players for hitting the most sixes in IPL history, with a tally of 234.


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4
MS Dhoni

Fourth on our list is IPL and Indian cricket’s ultimate poster boy – MS Dhoni. MSD has 224 sixes to his name. The talisman’s record is even more appreciable since it has come from the lower middle order, unlike his competitors. Dhoni also has an average of 38.79.

3
AB de Villiers

Royal Challengers Bangalore’s AB de Villiers comes in at the third spot with 251 sixes. But his achievements come in in fewer matches (184) giving him the all-elusive third spot.

The swashbuckling opener also boasts of the league-high strike-rate of 151.68. His incredible camaraderie with Virat Kohli was what made RCB one of the most formidable batting forces in the league.


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2
Rohit Sharma

On the number 2 spot is Indian cricket’s ‘Hitman’ Rohit Sharma. The 36-year-old opener has been a powerhouse when it comes to IPL, having led Mumbai Indians from the front. Sharma has an impressive 257 sixes to his name from 243 matches (238 innings) that he has played in. The Mumbai-based batsman also has a healthy strike-rate of 130.04.


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1
Chris Gayle

No surprises there! West Indies’ Chris Gayle, the ultimate T20 showman, is also the undisputed No.1 when it comes to the most number of sixes in IPL history. This legend has scored an eye-popping 357 sixes. What is even more impressive is the fact that the achievement has come in only 142 matches. He has amassed a notable total of 4965 runs in the IPL, boasting a highest score of an incredible 175*.


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FAQ’s

Who hit most sixes in IPL?

Chris Gayle has smashed the most number of sixes (357) in IPL histroy.

Which Indian player hit most number of sixes in IPL?

Rohit Sharma has hit 257 sixes in IPL, taking the first spot among the Indians to score the most number of sixes in IPL.

How many sixes Dhoni hit in IPL?

Renowned for his leadership abilities and formidable batting prowess, MS Dhoni holds the position of the fourth highest six-hitter in the IPL. Throughout 218 innings spanning from 2008 to 2023, he has delivered 239 powerful sixes for both Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS)

How many sixes Virat Kohli hit in IPL?

Standing as the fifth highest six-hitter in the Indian Premier League (IPL), Virat Kohli has amassed a total of 234 sixes over 229 innings, showcasing his formidable presence for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).

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