Longest Six in Cricket History 2022 - Top 10 Players, Know Who Hold the Record
Hitting exceptional sixes one after the other is not every cricketer's cup of tea. We all remember MS Dhoni’s last six in the World Cup 2011 and the legendary 6 sixes in one over in 2007 T20 World Cup by Yuvraj Singh. Both these players added themselves to the league of hitting the longest six in cricket history.
Here in this blog post, we will quickly go over the record of the longest six in cricket history 2022.
Longest Six in Cricket History : Top 10 Biggest Six in World Cricket by Distance
Listed below are some of the best international cricketers who are known for hitting the biggest six in cricket history.
|1||Shahid Afridi||153 meters||Pakistan||South Africa||2013|
|2||Brett Lee||143 meters||Australia||West Indies||2005|
|3||Martin Guptill||127 meters||New Zealand||South Africa||2012|
|4||Liam Livingstone||122 meters||England||Pakistan||2021|
|5||Corey Anderson||122 meters||New Zealand||India||2014|
|6||Mark Waugh||120 meters||Australia||New Zealand||1997|
|7||Yuvraj Singh||119 meters||India||Australia||2007|
|8||MS Dhoni||118 meters||India||New Zealand||2009|
|9||Shahid Afridi||118 meters||Pakistan||Australia||2005|
|10||Chris Gayle||116 meters||West Indies||India||2010|
Shahid Afridi: 153m six vs. South Africa, 2013
The longest six in cricket history was hit by former Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi. Afridi hits 153 meters (Official) the biggest six in world cricket, This is without a surprise a title he holds to date. In Johannesburg, Shahid Afridi hit a six against South Africa’s Ryan McLaren that covered approximately 153 m, with fans calling it the biggest six in cricket history.
Brett Lee: 130m six vs. West Indies, 2005
Brett Lee, one of the best fastest bowlers in the world, is famous for his bowling abilities. But he is known for hitting the second biggest six in cricket history. In the year 2005, he smashed a 143-meter six against the West Indies. The ball literally fell into the practice nets behind the stadium, leaving Lee himself awestruck with the shot he hit.
Martin Guptill: 127m six vs. South Africa, 2012
New Zealand’s Martin Guptill is surely someone who fits the list of longest six in cricket history 2022. Guptill managed to hit a 127-meter six in a T20I vs. Lonwabo Tsotsobe of South Africa. He hit the ball over the mid-wicket boundary so hard that it hit the roof of the stadium before it came down.
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Liam Livingstone: 122m six vs. Pakistan, 2021
England’s Liam Livingstone is a power-hitter and is known for hitting his immense sixes on the cricket field. He is famous for his spectacular hit, a 122-meter six against Haris Rauf during England vs. Pakistan 2nd T20I at Headingley 2021. This hit has been recognized as one of the biggest six in cricket history in international cricket.
Corey Anderson: 122m six vs. India, 2014
New Zealand’s Corey Anderson was famous for hitting massive sixes during his time in international cricket. During the first ODI against India in 2014, Anderson hit Mohd Shami for a 122-meter six, which was marked to be one of the biggest sixes in cricket history. It proved that he is indeed one of the hardest-hitters of the cricket ball in the world.
Mark Waugh: 120m six vs. New Zealand, 1997
Mark Waugh, one of the most underrated cricketers in the Australia team, is not known for big hits. During New Zealand’s tour of Australia in 1997, Mark hit Daniel Vettori for a 120-meter six, considered one of the longest and highest six in cricket. For a player more known for his timing and placement hitting, it was an extraordinary event.
Yuvraj Singh: 119m six vs. Australia, 2007
Yuvraj Singh, known as Yuvi by the cricket fans, is one of the most gifted stroke-masters in the cricket fraternity. An example of this could clearly be witnessed in the year 2007 when he got recognized in the list of longest six in cricket history. Yuvraj hit Brett Lee for a 119-meter-long six during the India vs. Australia semi final of the 2007 T20 World Cup.
MS Dhoni: 118m six vs. New Zealand, 2009
The list of the longest six in cricket 2022 would always be incomplete without adding the name of MS Dhoni. He is known to keep his calm under pressure and is known to be one of the best match finishers ODI cricket has ever seen. During the India vs. New Zealand 3rd ODI in Auckland 2009, MS Dhoni smashed a 118-meter six that landed way back in the stands.
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Chris Gayle: 116m six vs. India, 2010
Chris Gayle needs no introduction. The Universe Boss is a destructive batter and holds world records for hitting the most sixes (553). In the 2010 T20 World Cup West Indies vs. India match, Chris Gayle crushed Yusaf Pathan for a 116-meter six that went straight out of the Kensington Oval stadium.
Note: When talking about the longest six in cricket history 2022, we can never forget Albert Trott’s name. He is believed to be the only player to strike a ball over the top of the Lord's Pavilion, i.e. around 164 meters. However, there is no official record of the distance traveled.
Who has hit the longest six in cricket history 173 meters?
Aiden Blizzard, hit a 130-meter-long six but it is rumoured to be the longest six in cricket history 173 meters, playing for Victoria in the Australia T20 League.
Who has hit the longest six in the history of the Indian T20 League?
Albie Morkel, playing for Chennai team, hit the longest six in the history of Indian T20 League in 2008. He hit Pragyan Ojha for a 124-meter six at the MA. Chidambaram Stadium.
Which Indian player has hit the longest six in cricket?
Yuvraj Singh hit the longest six (119 meters) by an Indian player against Australia’s Brett Lee.
Who has hit the longest six in T20 international cricket?
Martin Guptill’s 127-meter six against South Africa is the longest six hit in T20 international cricket.
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