Six runs is the maximum number of runs awarded to a batsman when he clears the fence. There are different ways of hitting a six during the passage of play. Some batters generate immense power from the bat against the speed of the ball. On the other hand, other batters rely purely on timing.
The cricket fraternity has seen a plethora of sixes smashed by batsmen from all over the world. On the contrary, some batters love to showcase their mettle against specific oppositions.
Hitting as many as 100 sixes against an opponent is seen as an extraordinary achievement in international cricket. Case in point, let’s take a glimpse at the two batsmen who hit hundred sixes against an opposition.
1. Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle has been the most destructive batsman for the West Indies cricket team. Popularly known as The Universe Boss, Gayle has struck a total of 130 sixes against England, the most by any player against a team in the international circuit.
Chris Gayle has been incredibly successful in terms of smashing sixes with relative ease. Overall, Gayle has hit as many as 98 sixes in Tests, 331 sixes in ODIs and 124 sixes in T20Is.
The left-handed batsman has hit a total of 553 sixes in his international career, which is the most by any batsman in international cricket.
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2. Rohit Sharma
Indian captain Rohit Sharma is well and truly the best opening batter in the world across all three formats of the game. Rohit Sharma is popularly known as Hitman for his incredible six-hitting abilities.
The experienced campaigner comes second on the list as he hit as many as 115 sixes against Australia, the second-most by any batsman in international cricket.
Rohit Sharma also comes second on the list in terms of hitting the most sixes in international cricket. Overall, he hit a total of 527 sixes in the international circuit (70 sixes in Tests, 275 sixes in ODIs and 182 sixes in T20Is).
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Updated as of July 28, 2023*