IPL 2021 is generating a lot of excitement among Indian cricket fans who are eagerly waiting to witness the 14th edition of the cash-rich domestic T20 tournament. T20 cricket is all about the sixes which are hit during the matches as these shots change the situation of the game. Indian Premier League is also one such tournament where sixes overturn the circumstances in a match.
Hitting sixes is a big achievement for players in the Indian Premier Leagues. Players who hit the maximum sixes in a particular match are awarded cash prizes. Moreover, there also is an award for hitting the maximum sixes in an IPL tournament, which is given to the player who hits the maximum number of sixes during the tournament.
One thing which is yet to happen in IPL is a batsman hitting 6 sixes in an over. In IPL 2015, Chris Gayle was closest to this achievement after he hit 5 sixes in an over to Rahul Sharma. Hardik Pandya once smashed Ashok Dinda for four sixes in an over in IPL 2017. However, the race to become the cricketer to hit 6 sixes in IPL is still on. As IPL 2021 is taking a countdown, here we look at 5 players who can hit 6 sixes in an over in IPL 2021.
IPL 2021: 5 Players Who Can Hit 6 Sixes In An Over
When it comes to sixes in cricket, Chris Gayle is a cricketer who appears in the mind of most cricket fans. Chris Gayle has hit the maximum sixes in the Indian Premier League with 349 sixes to his name. He leads the 2nd player in the list AB de Villiers with 235 sixes by a fair margin. In IPL 2020, Chris Gayle hit 23 sixes in just 7 matches.
The maximum sixes award went to Ishan Kishan for hitting 30 sixes in 13 innings. This clearly reveals how efficient the West Indies batsman Chris Gayle is with hitting sixes. Gayle is another top contender who can hit 6 sixes in an over in IPL 2021.