List of T20 Batters Who Have Smashed More Than 500 Sixes ft. Rohit Sharma!

Former Mumbai Indians captain and Indian cricket team current skipper Rohit Sharma has once again shown his ability to smash sixes consistently and joins the list of T20 batters with more than 500 sixes.

Rohit Sharma achieved another milestone in his T20 career during the 29th match of IPL 2024 against the Chennai Super Kings on 14th April 2024 (Sunday) at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. Despite Rohit Sharma scoring a superb unbeaten knock of 105 runs from 63 balls (including 11 fours and 5 sixes), a lack of support from other batters resulted in MI losing the match by 20 runs.

Also, Rohit Sharma became the first Indian batsman to smash 500 sixes in T20 format. Out of the 502 sixes, the Hitman smashed a maximum of 272 in IPL and 190 in T20Is, whereas the remaining sixes included his matches in domestic cricket as well.

Mainly, it would be interesting to find out which batter has struck the most sixes in IPL and find out where Rohit Sharma ranks in the list.

List of Top 5 batters with most sixes in T20 Cricket: From Chris Gayle to Rohit Sharma

Here is the list of the top 5 international batters with the most number of sixes in T20 cricket:

  1. Chris Gayle (WEST INDIES): 1056 sixes in 463 innings.
  2. Kieron Pollard (WEST INDIES): 860 sixes in 660 innings.
  3. Andre Russell (WEST INDIES): 678 sixes in 487 innings.
  4. Colin Munro (NEW ZEALAND): 548 matches in 428 innings.
  5. Rohit Sharma (INDIA): 502 sixes in 432 innings.

How did Rohit Sharma achieve his 500th Six in T20 Cricket?

Rohit Sharma achieved his 500th six in the 11th over of the MI vs CSK match bowled by Ravindra Jadeja by playing a slog sweep shot.

Ahead of the match, the Hitman, who had struck 497 sixes in his T20 career, just required 3 more to achieve this exceptional record.

Rohit Sharma smashed the first six of the match in the 3rd over bowled by Tushar Deshpande and a 90-meter maximum six against Mustafizur Rahman in the 5th over.

Despite the fall of Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav’s wicket, Rohit along with Tilak Varma maintained the flow of runs by striking fours through the possible gaps.

Ultimately, in the 11th over Rohit Sharma smashed a four before hitting his 500th six. Later, he smacked an additional 2 sixes in the 12th over bowled by Shardul Thakur and 19th over by Mustafizur Rahman. 

List of Top 5 Indian batters with most sixes in T20 Cricket: From Rohit Sharma to KL Rahul

Rohit Sharma holds the leading position among these other Indian batters in the list of most sixes in the T20 format:

S.NoPlayerOverall Sixes in T20 CricketTotal T20 Innings
1.Rohit Sharma50*432
2.Virat Kohli383*365
3.Suresh Raina332319
4.MS Dhoni331*335
5.KL Rahul300*205

Top 5 Batsmen with the most sixes in IPL

IPL has become the primary tournament where batters have the advantage to execute huge shots and increase the tally of sixes in their T20 career. In such scenarios, here is the list of the top 5 batsmen in the rich-cash league:

S.NoPlayerNationOverall Sixes in the Indian Premier League
1.Chris GayleWest Indies357
2.Rohit SharmaIndia272
3.Ab de VilliersSouth Africa251
4.Virat KohliIndia246
5.MS DhoniIndia245

Conclusion

Apart from Rohit Sharma, none of the Indian batters have ever surpassed the 400 mark of smashing most sixes.  Recently, KL Rahul struck his 300th six in the 28th match of IPL 2024 between Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).

With 502 sixes, Rohit approaches closer to breaking Colin Munro’s record of 548 T20 sixes and fans expect the Hitman to surpass the former New Zealand cricketer’s record. It could only be possible if Rohit continues with his good form in the ongoing season of IPL 2024. In the current edition of IPL, Rohit Sharma scored 261 runs in 6 innings with an average of 52.20 and struck 28 fours and 15 sixes, thereby maintaining a strike rate above 167.

Additionally, Rohit Sharma needs to hit another 86 sixes in the upcoming matches to surpass Chris Gayle’s lifetime record of hitting the most sixes in IPL.

Currently, Rohit Sharma is the leading batsman to hit 597 sixes in international cricket, which is the most by any batsman. It includes 323 sixes in 254 ODI innings, 84 sixes in 101 test innings and 190 sixes in 143 innings.

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