IPL 2021 commences next month with the first match between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore. The match will be played at MA Chidambaram Stadium on April 9, 2021. 8 teams will play a total of 60 matches during IPL 2021. There are 6 venues that will host all the matches in IPL 2021. The tournament will conclude with the final match on May 30, 2021, at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmadabad.
Like every T20 league, the Indian Premier League observes a lot of big shots. Sixes carries a lot of value in the Indian Premier League as it helps teams to increase their run rates. Sixes are also considered as big achievements for players as they are awarded for hitting sixes in the Indian Premier League. One such award is the Maximum Sixes Award. The award is conferred to the player who hits the most sixes throughout the tournament. Over the years, many players have won the Maximum Sixes Award. Here we take a look at winners of maximum sixes awards in the history of the Indian Premier League.
IPL: Winners Of Maximum Sixes Awards In The History Of The Tournament
IPL 2008 – Sanath Jayasuriya (31 Sixes)
In the debut IPL tournament in 2008, former Sri Lankan cricketer Sanath Jayasuriya won the maximum sixes award. The left-handed batsman smashed 31 sixes in the tournament, the most by any player. Sanath Jayasuriya played for Mumbai Indians in IPL 2008. He played as an opener for the team throughout the season. In 14 matches, Jayasuriya scored 518 runs at an average of 43+. He hit 1 century and 2 half-centuries in IPL 2008. Along with 31 sixes, Jayasuriya also hit 58 fours in the tournament. He was also the 3rd highest run-scorer in the tournament.