Top Ten Batsman who Cracked Most ODI Sixes in Cricket
In the world of cricket, there are so many talented and great batsmen who proved their worth and capabilities on numerous occasions by winning the matches for their country. Players like Sachin Tendulkar, Muhammad Yousef, Ricky Ponting, Rahul Dravid, and Jacques Kallis will always be remembered as legends in cricketing history. But that’s not we are going to discuss today. Today our focus is on those players who can single handedly destroy rivals bowling line by hitting huge and gigantic sixes. In this article we are going to enlist top ten batsman who cracked most ODI sixes in cricket.
Today’s cricket, inspired by fastest version T20, is more about sixes which lands us onto the question” which batsman has hit most ODI sixes in cricket career?” The answer is! No other than Pakistan’s rumbustious all-rounder Shahid Afridi hit most ODI sixes in cricket. Best known as Boom Boom, started his career as leg spinner, scored century the first time he went out to bat which is still the fastest ever, and changed his career forever.
Here is the list of top ten batsman who cracked most ODI sixes in cricket. Have a glance!!
1: Shahid Afridi |Pakistan 351
The former Pakistan cricket team captain and perhaps most destructive batsman ever in the game Shahid Afridi tops the list of batsman hitting most sixes in ODI. Afridi renown as BOOM BOOM for his aggressive style of batting has cracked 351 sixes during his career, far more than anyone else. He is the only player having more than 100 strike rate in ODI included in this list. Afridi has astonishing 117 career strike rate and he also hit 740 fours in his career.
2: ST Jayasuriya |Sri Lanka 270
On the second place we have most of the most complete and brutal left-handed opener in the game .The legendry Sri Lankan opener Jayasuriya has slammed 270 sixes in his career along with 1500 fours. Jayasuriya also managed to maintain the strike rate of 91 and a good average of 32 in his long 445 matches’ career.
3: Chris Gayle |West Indies 253
West Indies is always known for tall, strong lads with unbelievable hitting abilities in cricket and Chris Gayle is no different. The Jamaican blasted 253 sixes in 275 matches. Not just that he also hammered 1038 fours in his career as well. Gayle has slapped 16 Sixes during ICC WC-2015 against Zimbabwe that is the 3rd maximum 6s (after RG Sharma and AB de Villiers) in an ODI innings. He scored 215 runs that is the 4th biggest individual score in ODI cricket history.
4: MS Dhoni | India 216
Captain cool MS Dhoni has knocked 216 sixes in 312 matches and 245 innings. Dhoni who proved to be golden boy for India has also hit 691 fours and maintained career strike rate of 90. He also has 2nd best average in top ten enlisted players behind AB de Villiers.
5: AB de Villiers |South Africa 202
Famous as Mr.360 degree and super human the South African skipper AB de Villiers is next man in top ten batsman who cracked most ODI sixes in cricket. De Villiers has flamed 202 sixes in his career till now with 768 fours as well. He also holds the best average among these elite class players with 53.5 and strike rate of almost 100. With the capabilities that AB possess he’ll surely move far up in the list in next some years and who knows someday may become the topper of the list.
6: Brendon McCullum |New Zealand 200
The former kiwi skipper BB McCullum is next in list of top ten batsman who cracked most ODI sixes in cricket. McCullum has 200 sixes to his credit in 260 matches for NZ. He also slapped 577 fours with a career strike rate of 97.
7: Sachin Tendulkar| India 195
Perhaps the greatest of all the legendry Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar is next in our list. Tendulkar smacked 195 sixes in 463 matches and 452 innings. Till date, Tendulkar is the only batsman to international to have hit more than 2000 fours. He has 2016 fours to his credit. He maintained a strike rate of 86 and healthy average of 45.
7: SC Ganguly |India 190
Known as ‘Dada’ the former Indian skipper has blasted 190 sixes in 311 matches and 300 innings. Ganguly similarly managed to hit 1122 fours and maintain good average of 41. His strike rate although was slightly low clicking at 74.
9: Rohit Sharma 163
Indian opener Rohit Sharma also ques in the list with 163 sixes in 168 innings of 174 One Day Internationals. During his ODI career he also scored three double centuries. He is the only batsman in the history of cricket who has completed hat-trick of double tons in ODIs.
10: Ricky Ponting |Australia
The retired Australian legend slammed 162 sixes in 375 matches and 365 innings. Punter hit 1231 fours during his ODI career with strike rate of 80 and average 42.