Top 3 Batsmen with Most Sixes in ODI

Published on: Jul 25, 2023 3:33 pm IST|Updated on: Jul 25, 2023 3:33 pm IST

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Over the years, we have been treated to some extraordinary displays of six-hitting prowess in One-Day Internationals (ODIs). Let’s take a closer look at three of the most explosive batsmen with most sixes in ODI cricket.

Player Sixes Matches Runs Highest 100s Batting Average
Shahid Afridi 351 398 8,064 124 6 23.57
Chris Gayle 331 294 10,480 215 25 37.83
Rohit Sharma 275 243 9,825 264 30 48.63

1. Shahid Afridi – 351

Shahid Afridi, the flamboyant all-rounder from Pakistan, earned the nickname “Boom Boom Afridi” for his ability to consistently unleash thunderous hits over the boundary. In his illustrious ODI career spanning 398 matches, Afridi has smashed a jaw-dropping 351 sixes. His aggressive and audacious style of play made him one of the most feared hitters in the game. Afridi’s ability to change the course of a match with his explosive batting remains etched in the memories of cricket fans worldwide.

2. Chris Gayle – 331

Chris Gayle, the West Indian batting giant, is celebrated for his towering sixes and dominating presence at the crease. With his imposing physique and immense power, Gayle has crushed 331 sixes in 294 ODI matches. His colossal sixes have often left opposition bowlers helpless and in awe of his striking abilities. The self-proclaimed “Universe Boss” holds the record for the most sixes in T20 cricket as well, underlining his unparalleled hitting prowess across formats.

3. Rohit Sharma – 275

Rohit Sharma, the Indian opener, combines grace with brute force when it comes to six-hitting in ODIs. In 243 matches, Sharma has dispatched 275 balls into the stands with remarkable ease. Known for his elegant strokeplay, Sharma’s ability to switch gears and unleash a flurry of sixes has made him a nightmare for bowlers in the limited-overs format. His record three double centuries in ODIs showcase his ability to accumulate runs with sixes in the latter stages of his innings.

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