Modern-day cricketers regard hitting a six as one of the greatest game-changing abilities they can possess. Because the sport has largely adopted the limited-overs format over the classic five-day version, having a big hitter can’t be understated today.
Presented with a list of all international cricket batters that have the most sixes. After the Test match cricket, the One-Day International (ODI) form was added to the game. Only with the game lasting just one day, it was designed to provide a better experience. This even provided spectators with a better source of entertainment. The rush of fours & sixes, which is not a common occurrence in Test match cricket, is among the things that draw the crowd to the game. In ODI form, batsmen hit a lot of sixes, especially in the final overs. Throughout this article, we’ll look at the top 5 players in Cricket history who have smashed the most sixes.
5. MS Dhoni: 229 sixes
MS Dhoni, a former Indian skipper, is regarded as one of the most dangerous players throughout ODI history. He scored 10773 runs, averaging 50.57, and a strike rate of 87.56. In his ODI cricket career, Dhoni hit 229 sixes & 826 fours. He achieved ten centuries & 73 fifties.
4. Rohit Sharma: 244 sixes
In the current generation of cricket players, Rohit Sharma could be considered the ‘Sixer King’. The ball has been hit 244 times for sixes & 832 times for fours in his career. In the past, he has scored 9205 runs at an average of 48.96 & with a strike rate of 88.90. Among them are 29 centuries & 43 fifties, and his highest score is 264. A record 3 double hundreds have been scored by him in one-day internationals.
3. Sanath Jayasuriya: 270 sixes
In the fifty-over format, Sanath Jayasuriya scored 13430 runs as an opener for Sri Lanka. His strike rate was 91.20 & his average was 32.36. This left-handed bludgeon smashed 1500 fours & 270 sixes. With a high score of 189, he smashed 28 centuries & 68 fifties.
4. Chris Gayle: 331 sixes
In terms of the most sixes smashed in one-day internationals, West Indies great Chris Gayle stands second. In 301 appearances, he scored 10480 runs at an average of 37.83 & with a strike rate of 87.19. There are 25 centuries & 54 half-centuries in all. In his international ODI career, the Gayle ‘Universe Boss’ hit 331 sixes & 1128 fours.
5. Shahid Afridi: 351 sixes
Shahid Afridi, the Pakistani all-rounder, owns the milestone for most 6’s hits in an international ODI. He had an exceptional strike rate of around 117 and achieved 8064 runs throughout 369 innings. During the One-Day International format, this explosive batsman hit 351 maximums & 730 fours. By including the best score of 124, he scored 6 tons & 39 fifties.