IPL 2021 is all set to entertain Indian cricket fans from next month. The much-awaited domestic cricket T20 tournament will kickstart with the first match between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore on April 9, 2021. While Mumbai Indians are the defending champions of the tournament, Royal Challengers Bangalore eye to win their first IPL trophy.
IPL tournament witnesses a lot of sixes hit by batsmen. Sixes are shots that can twist the situation in a T20 game. Hitting sixes is also an achievement for a player in IPL matches. The player who hits the most sixes in an innings is awarded during the presentation ceremony. Moreover, there is also a Maximum Sixes Award which is given to the player who hits the most sixes during the entire tournament. There were many spectacular knocks in the past when players hit a lot of sixes and amused everyone. Here we take a glance at 5 batsmen with the most sixes in an innings in the history of the Indian Premier League.
IPL 2021: 5 Batsmen With Most Sixes In An Innings In The History Of The Tournament
AB de Villiers – 12 Sixes
During IPL 2016, AB de Villiers hit an unbeaten 129-run knock which consisted of 12 sixes. This innings holds the 5th rank in most sixes hit during an innings. De Villiers hit the knock while playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore in a match against Gujarat Lions. De Villiers also hit 10 boundaries during his innings and took just 52 deliveries to score 129 runs. Royal Challengers Bangalore reached 248/3 due to De Villiers’ amazing knock and won the match by 144 runs.