Top 5 batsmen with most sixes in international cricket
Often termed as the entertainers, bowlers fear bowling to them and they miss no chance to punish them.
Updated - Dec 14, 2019 6:08 pm
With the fast pace of the modern-day version of the game, big-hitting is the need of the hour. Everyone these days wants the batsmen to hit the ball over the boundary rope all the time. And, while some of the batsmen are not able to match up with the pace, some do it effortlessly.
Often termed as the entertainers, bowlers fear bowling to them and they miss no chance to punish them (the bowlers) if they bowl even a single loose delivery. They stock up big innings after big innings and are the fan favourites.
Hence, here we will have a look at five such names who have hit the ball over the ropes, more often than their counterparts:
NOTE: All of the three formats (Test/T20I/ODI) were taken into account while formulating this list.
5. MS Dhoni
Known as the ‘captain cool’, ‘finisher’, ‘thalaiva’ and what not, the former Indian captain and the current wicket-keeping mainstay of the Indian ODI side, Mahendra Singh Dhoni finds his name on the fifth spot. Known for his hitting skills all across the globe, MS has been playing the role of the big hitter of the Indian side for many years now.
Having captained the side to victories in all the three major ICC events, he knows pretty well when it’s the right time to step on the gas. A perfect mix of a calm yet brutal personality, MS can easily be regarded as the man who can do it all. Over the years, it is pretty visible that his mind has started to write cheques that his body can’t cash at the speeds it used to, but he has indeed aged well.
In the 526 innings he has played in international cricket so far, the man has hit 359 sixes, 1486 fours and 16 centuries while maintaining an excellent average of 44.96.