The IPL, or Indian Premier League, is currently one of the most popular cricket tournaments. It features some of the best players worldwide, competing in a franchise-based T20 format, where 10 teams based in seven cities and three states of India compete for the IPL trophy every season.
Since its inception in 2008, IPL has witnessed many thrilling matches featuring big sixes. We all love to see the big sixes, one of the most exciting aspects of the IPL.
Albie Morkel, the South African all-rounder, still holds the record of hitting the longest six in the history of IPL. It was from the first season of IPL, and many have tried to capture the record of the longest six, but no one has been able to reach as far as Morkel.
In this article, we have listed the ten longest sixes in the history of IPL based on the official distance data. You’ll see that some of the longest sixes are tied with three persons. The fifth and sixth positions are tied with three batsmen. You’ll be surprised to find the difference in distance between these sixes are separated by just 1m for the positions in this list. Read on to find out the full list of the longest sixes ever recorded in IPL.
Longest Sixes in IPL 2023
IPL 2023 season has started, and so is the excitement of hard-hitting players. In the current season of IPL, we have seen long sixes. However, there is only one player who has hit the longest six till now. Check it out here:
Shivam Dube – Chennai Super Kings
Shivam Dube, the known player from Chennai Super Kings, leads the race of scoring the longest sixes in IPL 2023. He scored a 102 metres six during a match against Lucknow Super Giants.
Nehal Wadhera – Mumbai Indians
Nehal Wadhera, the underdog from Mumbai Indians, is currently in the race for the longest sixes in IPL 2023. The MI player scored a 6 with a distance of 101 metres during a match against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
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Longest Sixes In IPL History
1. Albie Morkel – 125m – 2008
The longest six ever recorded in IPL history came from South African all-rounder Albie Morkel. Albie Morkel has a decorated IPL career, starting with Chennai Super Kings from 2008 to 2013. He switched to Royal Challengers Bangalore for the 2014 season, then Delhi Daredevils in 2015 and Rising Pune Supergiant in 2016.
In the 2008 IPL season playing for Chennai Super Kings, facing Deccan Chargers spinner Pragya Ohja, Albie Morkel hit the longest-ever six in IPL history of 125m.
2. Praveen Kumar – 124m – 2011
The second-longest six in IPL history was from the former Indian medium-pace bowler Praveen Kumar. In the 2011 season of IPL, while playing for Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings), he hit the ball from Mumbai Indians fast bowler Lasith Malinga at a distance of 124m, making it the second-longest six in the history of IPL.
Praveen Kumar played 119 matches in IPL, starting with Royal Challengers Bangalore, with whom he was a part from 2008 to 2010. Then he moved to Kings XI Punjab from 2011 to 2013. In 2014, he was with Mumbai Indians; then he played for Sunrisers Hyderabad for the 2015 season and Gujarat Lions for the 2016 and 2017 seasons.
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3. Adam Gilchrist – 122m – 2011
Former Australian captain and superstar wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist holds the record for the third-longest six in IPL history. In the 2011 IPL season, playing for Kings XI Punjab, he smashed the ball from Royal Challengers Bangalore bowler Charl Lanheveldt’s ball out to 122m, making it the third-longest six in IPL history.
Adam Gilchrist played for two teams in his IPL career with Deccan Chargers from 2008 to 2010. Then he moved to Kings XI Punjab from 2011 to 2013. He played a total of 80 matches and scored a total of 2069 runs in his IPL career.
4. Robin Uthappa – 120m – 2010
Robin Uthappa, the former Indian cricketer, has the record for fourth longest six in IPL. In the 2010 season, while playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore, he hit the fourth-longest six, clocking a distance of 120m.
Robin Uthappa has had a very long IPL career. He was in the first-ever IPL season and was active till the 2022 IPL season. He made his IPL debut with Mumbai Indians in 2008 but moved to Royal Challengers Bangalore for the 2009 and 2010 seasons. Then he played for Pune Warriors India from the 2011 to 2013 seasons. Then jumped to Kolkata Knight Riders from the 2014 to 2019 seasons. Next, he switched to Rajasthan Royals for the 2020 season, and next was Chennai Super Kings for the 2021 to 2022 season. He was released from contract by Chennai Super Kings ahead of the 2023 season. He played 205 matches in his IPL career and made a total of 4952 runs!
5. Chris Gayle – 119m – 2013
You might have expected Chris Gayle to be featured higher in this list, but he has the record for the fifth-longest six in IPL history.
Chris Gayle doesn’t need any introduction; he’s a Jamaican cricketer who plays for the West Indies banner in international cricket. In IPL, he has played 142 matches and scored 4965 runs.
Chris Gayle hit his longest six in IPL while playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2013 season against now-defunct Pune Warriors India.
6. Yuvraj Singh – 119m – 2009
Yuvraj Singh is tied with Chris Gayle with a six that went for 119m.
Yuvraj Singh was part of IPL from its debut season in 2008 until his retirement. He started with Kings XI Punjab, where he played from 2008 to 2010. Then he switched to Pune Warriors India from 2011 to 2014. He was with Royal Challengers Bangalore for the 2014 season, and next was Delhi Daredevils in 2015. Then he moved to Sunrisers Hyderabad for the 2016 and 2017 seasons. He then played for Mumbai Indians for the 2019 season.
In the 2009 season of IPL, playing for Kings XI Punjab hit one of the longest sixes in IPL.
7. Ross Taylor – 119m – 2008
The former New Zealand captain Ross Taylor had a long career in IPL. He’s tied with Chris Gayle and Yuvraj Singh with a six that went 119m.
Ross Taylor started his IPL career with the debut IPL season with Royal Challengers Bangalore, where he stayed until 2010. Then he moved to Rajasthan Royals for the 2011 season, then to Delhi Daredevils for the 2012 season and finally to Pune Warriors India for the 2013 season.
In the 2008 IPL season, playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore, he hit the ball from Jacob Oram of Chennai Super Kings to a length of 119m.
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8. Ben Cutting – 117m – 2016
Ben Cutting, the Australian all-rounder, holds the sixth longest six in IPL, along with two others.
Ben Cutting played in IPL, starting in 2014, for Rajasthan Royals. Then from 2016 to 2017, for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Next, he moved to Mumbai Indians from 2018 to 2019. He returned to IPL in 2022 with Kolkata Knight Riders
In 2016, playing for Sunrisers Risers Hyderabad, Ben Cutting hit a 117m six, which is still one of the longest six in IPL history.
9. Gautam Gambhir – 117m – 2013
Gautham Gambhir holds the record for the sixth-longest six in the history of IPL, along with Ben Cutting.
Gautham Gambhir played for Delhi Daredevils from 2008 to 2010. Then he switched to Kolkata Knight Riders for the 2011 to 2017 seasons. Then in 2018, he made his comeback to Delhi Daredevils.
He hit out a 117m six in 2013 playing for Kolkata Knight Riders against S Sreesanth of Rajasthan Royals.
10. Liam Livingstone – 117m – 2022
Liam Livingstone is an English all-rounder tied with Ben Cutting and Gautham Gambhir for the sixth-fastest six in the history of IPL.
Liam Livingstone started his IPL career with Rajasthan Royals in 2019 and will remain with them until 2021. He then switched to Punjab Kings for the 2022 season.
In the 2022 IPL season, playing for Punjab Kings, Liam Livingstone hit out the sixth longest six in I’ll history against Mohammad Shami of Gujarat Titans.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Who holds the record of the longest six in IPL history?
The 125m six from Albie Morkel on the 2008 IPL season still stands as the longest six in IPL history.
2. What is Dhoni’s longest six in the IPL?
In 2009, Dhoni hit a six of 115m with his helicopter shot. It is outside the top 10 longest sixes as Liam Livingstone replaced him at No. 10.
3. Which is the lowest six in IPL?
In the 2021 IPL season, Chris Gayle hit a six that measured 77m, the lowest six in IPL history.
4. Who has scored the most sixes in IPL history?
Chris Gayle has the most sixes in his name, a total of 357 sixes.
5. Who hit the longest six in 2022?
While playing for Punjab Kings, Liam Livingstone hit the longest six in 2022 of 117m against Mohammad Shami of Gujarat Titans.