Longest Sixes In IPL 

MS Dhoni and Chris Gayle make the list of longest six in IPL (X.COM)MS Dhoni and Chris Gayle make the list of longest six in IPL (X.COM)

The Indian Premier League (IPL) has transformed cricket into a thrilling spectacle, where the power-packed display of batting, especially in the form of sixes, epitomizes the essence of modern T20 cricket. 

The sight of the ball sailing over the boundary rope for a six is arguably the most exhilarating moment in T20 cricket. It represents not just the physical prowess of the batsmen but also the strategic innovation and calculated risk-taking that defines the format.

As we delve into the annals of IPL history, we encounter a plethora of cricketers who have left an indelible mark with their breathtaking hitting abilities. 

The record for the most sixes in the IPL is a testament to the extraordinary talent and tenacity of these cricketers. It reflects their ability to dominate the game and change its course with their aggressive batting style.

In essence, the IPL has become a platform where players showcase their skills, push the boundaries of conventional cricketing norms, and redefine what is possible on the field. 

At OneCricket, let’s take a look at the batters with the most sixes in IPL history.

IPL 2024 - Longest Sixes 

DISTANCE (in meters)

IPL History - Longest Sixes 

DISTANCE (in meters)
12008 Albie Morkel125
22013 Praveen Kumar124
32011 Adam Gilchrist122
42010 Robin Uthappa120
52013 Chris Gayle119
62009 Yuvraj Singh119
72008 Ross Taylor119
82016 Ben Cutting117
92013 Gautam Gambhir 117
102019MS Dhoni/Faf Du Plessis115

Top Three Batters With Longest Sixes In IPL History

Albie Morkel 

Albie Morkel has the record of hitting the longest six (X.COM)Albie Morkel has the record of hitting the longest six (X.COM)

Former South Africa all-rounder Albie Morkel set the record for the longest six in the Indian Premier League (IPL). 

While playing for Chennai Super Kings then against now-defunct Deccan Chargers in IPL 2008, Morkel hammered left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha for a humungous six, a 125-meter six. The excitable shot from the South African happens to remain the longest six of the IPL even after so many seasons.

Praveen Kumar

Parveen Kumar is second in the list to hit longest six (X.COM)Parveen Kumar is second in the list to hit longest six (X.COM)

Praveen Kumar's inclusion in the list of players with one of the longest sixes in IPL history is surprising, especially considering his primary role as a bowler. 

Praveen Kumar's feat of hitting a 124-meter six in the IPL 2013 is remarkable and unexpected, considering he was primarily known for his bowling skills rather than his batting prowess. 

Kumar smashed Mumbai Indians ace bowler Lasith Malinga for 124 meters over long-off in a match between MI and KXIP. 

Adam Gilchrist

Adam Gilchrist's powerful 122-meter six in 2011 in the IPL is third in the list. Representing the Kings XI Punjab in a match against the Royal Challengers Bangalore, Gilchrist showcased his immense hitting ability with that memorable shot.

Facing Charl Langeveldt, a talented South African bowler, Gilchrist's six demonstrated his capability to dispatch the ball to great distances. 

The fact that the six measured an impressive 122 meters only adds to the magnitude of his striking prowess.

Longest Sixes In IPL : Frequently Asked Questions

Q.1 Which is the longest six in IPL history?

Answer: South Africa's Albie Morkel holds the record for hitting the longest six in IPL history, he smashed Deccan spinner Pragyan Ojha for a six that was measured at 125 meters. 

Q.2 Who hit most sixes in single IPL?

Answer: West Indies Chris Gayle holds the record for most sixes in an IPL season, smashing 59 sixes in the IPL 2012 season.

Q.3 Which team hit most sixes in IPL innings?

Answer: The record for most sixes hit in an IPL inning belongs to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in a match against the now-defunct Pune Warriors India (PWI) back in 2013.

Q.4 Who hit the longest six in RCB?

Answer: In a match against Lucknow Super Giants(LSG), Faf Du Plessis smashed a humongous six out of the Chinnaswamy Stadium which measured 115 meters.