There is no better feeling than smashing a maximum in the shortest format of the game. The top-order and middle-order batsmen play the game with a lot of intent and in the process, they hit sixes against the opposition. Chances of batsmen hitting the sixes in powerplay overs.
In fact, the first 6 overs are limited for the bowling side and as a result, the fielders can not stand out of the 30-yard circle. Since only two fielders are permitted to field in the boundary line or out of the circle, it gives the batsmen enough freedom and confidence to play the big shots.
It is during this time zone when the batsmen take calculated risks to hit sixes against the bowlers. Meanwhile, hitting sixes on a T20I debut can be really challenging. Since it is the first game, the batters will be under surreal pressure. However, it is important to hold the nerves to unleash their full potential.
Team India have produced many batting talents as far as the T20I format is concerned. In this listicle, we will now go through the names of five Indians who have hit the most sixes in T20I debut innings.
1. Ishan Kishan
Hitting four sixes on a T20I debut is not that easy but Ishan Kishan made it look so. The young southpaw smacked a flurry of 4 maximums against England when he made his T20I debut in 2021.
2. Tilak Varma
Tilak Varma made his T20I debut against the West Indies cricket team in the first T20I in 2023. The left-handed batsman impressed the Indian fans by launching three sixes, in what was a perfect start to his T20I career.
3. Rahul Dravid
India’s batting great Rahul Dravid might have played just a solitary T20I in his career but he impressed the fans by hitting three sixes in his T20I debut against England in 2011.
4. Murali Vijay
The former Indian cricketer Murali Vijay made his T20I debut against the Afghanistan cricket team in 2010. He is one of the four Indians to hit three sixes on his T20I debut.
5. Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav has currently been the best T20I batsman for India ever since he made his T20I debut. He hit three sixes against the England cricket team on his T20I debut in 2021.
Updated as of August 4, 2023*