IPL 2021: 5 Batsmen who can hit six sixes in an over in the tournament

IPL 2021: 5 Batsmen who can hit six sixes in an over in the tournament

Recently, Kieron Pollard smashed Akila Dananjaya for those many sixes in an over during a T20I in Antigua.

Kieron Pollard
Kieron Pollard. (Photo: Sandeep Mahankal/IANS)

Just like hitting a 400 in a Test innings or fetching 100 international centuries is an elusive art, hitting six sixes in an over is almost a phantom. The record initially only included two international cricketers (Herschelle Gibbs and Yuvraj Singh). But with Kieron Pollard giving a hunky whack to the cricket ball in Akila Dananjaya’s bowling, the West Indies skipper became the third entrant in this stupefying list.

Whereas when it comes to the T20 cricket’s biggest extravaganza, the (IPL), the record is yet to be stitched and it will be interesting to see who becomes the first stallion to achieve this feat. All in all, it will be a moment that will be better than one’s wildest dreams not only for the cricketer who achieves it but also for his franchise.

The closest to achieve this feat was RR’s Rahul Tewatia, who in the IPL 2020 had notched five consecutive sixes against the Caribbean pacer Sheldon Cottrell representing the KXIP team. The left-handed all-rounder had played a blistering inning (31-ball 53) which then became the defining moment of that game. So with yet another edition commencing from April, one would be expecting a similar kind of a carnival but this time surely someone hitting those six dazzling sixes.

Hence here’s our list of five batters who can predominantly achieve this feat in IPL 2021:  

1. Andre Russell

Andre Russell
Andre Russell. (Photo: IANS)

Call him the slayer of the cricket ball or someone who can give the most brutal whack from his blade, Mr. Russell- Muscle is surely one of the most devastating batters in world cricket at present. What makes his batting so deadly is the way in which he uses his sturdy muscles to generate maximum bat speed. Another reason why he is so sublime with this art is also because of his brilliant hand-eye coordination.

When it comes to the IPL, then Russell has hit a total of 129 sixes to date. In the 2019 edition, he became the second player after his teammate, Chris Gayle, to hit more than 50 sixes in a single edition. Being a bowler’s biggest nightmare, often Russell has gobsmacked the entire bowling line-up and has fetched victories from the jaws of defeat.

Now with yet another opportunity this time opening in the form of menial Indian grounds, the KKR fans would be on high hopes to watch Mr. Russell-Muscle become the first batsman to fetch this record in the IPL.