Top 6 longest sixes in cricket history

The monstrous hits by the batsmen left the spectators absolutely overawed.

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Sri Lankan cricketer Thisara Perera. (Photo by LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP/Getty Images)

The game of cricket has been revolutionised over the years and with the advent of T20 cricket in the recent years, it has been proved that nothing has been impossible. There are so many gigantic hitters of the cricket ball who are playing the game currently and are capable of hitting the ball out of the ground on frequent occasions. The art of hitting sixes has been specialised by some as the batsman needs to time the ball along with the power to clear the fences comfortably.

The batsmen like Chris Gayle, Yuvraj Singh, Chris Lynn among many others possesses the ability to hit powerful sixes out of the ground. Yuvraj has even hit Stuart Broad out of the ground on six back to back deliveries in the inaugural edition of World T20 which had set the stage ablaze for the then newest format of the game. The more the number of sixes in the match, the more spectators are entertained.

Here we bring you the top 6 longest sixes ever in cricket history :

6. Simon O’ Donnell: 122 metres

Simon O’ Donnell, the all-rounder from Victoria, had smashed a 122 metre six over long-off against New South Wales off the bowling of Greg Matthews during the Sheffield Shield in 1993. Simon went on to represent Australia in 6 Tests and 87 One-Day Internationals contributing with both bat and ball. He was the member of the team which won the World Cup in 1987. Interestingly, he had ended his football career to play cricket and became one of the finest all-rounders for Australia.

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