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Sixer King – Which cricketer deserves the title?

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Sixer King – Cricket has seen many hard-hitting six-hitters and explosive batsmen. Some use brute force to send the ball out of the park while others rely just on timing.

Let’s look at the list of batsmen who deserve the title of Sixer King of Cricket

Player

Team

Sixes

Matches

Runs

1.

Chris Gayle

West Indies

553

483

19593

2.

Shahid Afridi

Pakistan

476

524

11196

3.

Rohit Sharma

India

457

389

15449

4.

Brendon McCullum

New Zealand

398

432

14676

5.

Martin Guptill

New Zealand

369

380

12812

1. Chris Gayle

Taking of sixes and Chris Gayle’s name not being there is like bread without butter. ‘The Universe Boss’, also the Sixer King is arguably one of the explosive batters the game of cricket has ever witnessed. The southpaw played with the only mindset in all three formats of the game and only believed in destroying the bowling line-ups. In a total of 483 matches, Gayle has smashed 553 sixes. He’s 77 sixes ahead of the next batter in the list, which speaks his volumes as a power-hitter.

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2. Shahid Afridi

Former Pakistani skipper Shahid Afridi is also one of the power-hitters who has graced the game of cricket. Known as ‘Boom Boom Afridi’, the swashbuckling batter has many a times change a momentum towards his side with his brutal innings. Shahid Afridi, who scored 11196 international runs, played a total of 524 matches in his international career and in those, the right-hander smashed 476 sixes. He sits second on the list of Sixer King in international cricket.

3. Rohit Sharma

Arguably one of the best opening batters in the game of cricket, Rohit Sharma is third on the lots of Sixer King. The Indian batter, ever since he started to open the innings for the team has completely changed into a different batter. Along with being versatile, the right-hander often clears the boundary ropes with ease. As of now (11th January 2021), Rohit Sharma has played 389 matches and in those matches, he has smashed 457 sixes across formats. He can likely surpass Shahid Afridi to be the second-highest six hitters in the game.

4. Brendon McCullum

Former New Zealand opener Brendon McCullum is next on the list of Sixer King. Known mostly for his aggressive approach, the Kiwi batter only played in one way and that was hitting sixes for fun. He broke numerous records for his country and graced the game of cricket for 14 years. In the total of 432 matches across the formats, he scored 14676 runs to go with 398 sixes.

5. Martin Guptill

Martin Guptill is the second Kiwi batter in the list on the Sixer King. The right-hander is mostly known for hitting big sixes and have notched up some brutal knocks, which were mostly engulfed with sixes. The Black Caps opener has so far played 380 matches across the formats and is those matches has amassed over 12800 runs. His tally of 369 sixes is the fifth most in the terms of maximums in international cricket. If he can play the way like he’s playing for a long time, he can surpass his New Zealand teammate Martin Guptill to become the fourth highest six-hitter.

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Ankit Jit Singh

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