Excitement has been brewing for the commencement of the 2021 Indian Premier League. IPL is one of the biggest if not the biggest cricket extravaganza in the world. Zealous fans are waiting on the edge of their seats for the 14th edition of IPL. Hitting sixes is an elusive art left to the big wigs of the game. T20 tournaments are all about hitting these sixes, which change the course of the game in an instant. Achieving such a feat is a moment beyond any player’s wildest dreams and should be kept in the records.
For a long time, only two international cricketers held the record for six sixes in an over. However, Keiron Pollard earned the distinction when he achieved his first six sixes in an over, becoming the third cricketer ever to achieve this feat.
No one has been able to do this in T20. However, there are players with potential in the IPL, and it would be interesting to see who will be the first to hit 6 sixes in an over in IPL. All in all, it is a moment worth the wait. Rahul Tewatia of the Rajasthan Royals came close to notching IPL 6 ball 6 six when he stitched five sixes against Sheldon Cottrell. He had played an immaculate inning, scoring 53 runs from 31 balls, which was the game’s deciding moment.
With the Indian Premier League 2021 starting in a few days, someone should set an IPL 6 ball 6 six record.
Five Batsman who have the potential of hitting six sixes in an over are:
Andre Russell is known as Mr. Russell-Muscle because of his brutal muscle strength. Russell’s batting skills are out of this world, and any bowler should be afraid of the strength and speed of his ball. His hand-eye coordination only adds to this incredible batsman’s skills. At the sight of this batsman, any bowler is intimidated, and rightly so. He is the most devastating batsman in world cricket, owing to the strength of his swing.
In the Indian Premier League, Russel has scored a total of 129 sixes. In the IPL in 2019, he came second after Chris Gayle after hitting more than 50 sixes in a single season. If there is one batsman to watch this season regarding six sixes in an over, it would be the cricket ball slayer, Andre Russell.
Chris Gayle is a cricket household name. He is known as the universal boss of the game, owing to his legendary performances every time he plays. He has been playing the T20 series for a long time, and even at the age of 41 years, he’s still got it. Gayle is known for his six-hitting as he has hit most of those in his career. He also has centuries upon centuries to his name and boasts of the fastest ever fifty.
With 349 sixes, he holds the record of the most sixes in the Indian premier league. With the achievements he has acquired through the years, his fans anticipate that he will be the first IPL player to hit those six sixes.
AB De Villiers
Often referred to as Mr. 360, AB De Villiers is known for his swing. However, once he gets going, bowlers find this batsman a nightmare. In the IPL, de Villiers has the distinction of scoring the second-highest number of sixes at 235. He also has 4800 total runs as an overseas player in the IPL. A Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) fan would be looking at Villiers as the player to hit six sixes in an over, flying the brand’s name higher than any other.
Keiron Pollard has been a force to reckon as far as hitting the ball is concerned. Keiron has been the talk of the town since 2010, and his effortless batting is unmatched. He is a key player for the Mumbai Indians since his debut in the IPL, scoring 3000 runs. Having achieved six sixes in an over already, Keiron can do the same in IPL 2021.
Hardik Pandya is another batsman that is a pain for bowlers. He has become a darling of the Mumbai team as he joins Pollard as a potential player to achieve six sixes in an over. The spinners have a hard time when Hardik Pandya has the ball, making him one to watch in the sixes. Pandya has managed to hit 93 sixes in his young career, with 22 of these in IPL 2020.