Stats: Most sixes by Indian cricketers in the T20 cricket
Raina recently smashed a whirlwind ton to take the Uttar Pradesh total to 235/3 in their Syed Mushtaq Ali match against Bengal.
Updated - Jan 22, 2018 8:38 pm
Veteran Indian cricketer Suresh Raina had been out of form for the major part of the ongoing domestic season. Having lost his spot in the national side, the Uttar Pradesh skipper was a dejected man following his string of low scores in domestic cricket. However, in the most recent Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy encounter against team Bengal, Raina was back to his very best.
The vintage Suresh Raina show was on the cards for the Indian cricket fans as the Bengal bowlers faced the wrath of the veteran southpaw. Raina smashed a whirlwind ton to take the Uttar Pradesh total to 235/3 in their stipulated 20 overs.
En route the UP innings, Raina hammered the bowlers at will and remained unbeaten on 126 that came off just 59 deliveries. His knock was embellished with 13 fours and 7 sixes. The knock was good enough for the team Uttar Pradesh to register a comfortable 75 run win in the match.
On the personal front, Suresh Raina slammed the critics in the most fitting way. Also, he managed to enter the record books for some very good reasons. Raina now has 273 sixes to his name in the list of Indian cricketers with most sixes in the shortest format of the game. He has taken 273 matches and 251 innings to hit those towering maximums.
He sits comfortably on the second spot in the coveted list next to only Rohit Sharma. Rohit Sharma had 279 sixes to his name in 262 matches. At number three is another Indian veteran, Yuvraj Singh. Yuvraj has smashed 251 sixes in 213 matches in T20 cricket over the years. Former Indian cricket MS Dhoni has 233 sixes to his credit in 246 outings.
Hard-hitting Baroda batsman Yusuf Pathan follows MS Dhoni closely in the list too. The senior Pathan has 221 sixes to his name in the shortest format of the game. Meanwhile, Indian captain Virat Kohli has 219 sixes in his kitty in T20 cricket. With the 2018 edition of the IPL coming up, expect some sudden soars in the list.