Most sixes in international cricket: Many prolific six-hitters have graced the game of cricket. These batters have easily cleared the fence with their brutal force and have taken their team in the driver’s seat by scoring runs quickly.
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‘Universe Boss’ Chris Gayle’s name on the top of the list of batsmen with most sixes in international cricket won’t surprise as there is hardly any batting record that doesn’t feature the hard-hitting Carribean batsman. Although he hasn’t played for a while but he is yet to announce his retirement. So far in 483 matches across the formats, the southpaw has smashed 553 sixes. Talking about international runs, he has 19593 runs at a strike rate of 77.82.
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Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi, whose name appears in almost every six hitting records, is the second highest ranked batsmen on the list of most sixes in international cricket. The all-rounder has many times bailed his team out the trouble with his fearless approach and has single handedly won many matches for his side. In 524 matches, that he has played, Afridi smashed 476 sixes. Not only this he also has scored 11196 runs at a staggering strike rate of 114.14 across the formats.
Current Indian skipper Rohit Sharma is third on the list of most sixes in international cricket with 471 sixes to his name from 405 matches across the formats. Known as ‘Hitman’, the owner of three double hundreds in ODI is just 5 sixes away from grabbing the second spot in terms of most sixes. With the speed is smashing sixes and scoring runs, it is expected he can surpass even Chris Gayle to top the charts. Coming to his runs, he has 15875 runs at the strike rate of 85.62.
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