The term ‘raining sixes’ is most used in the T20 version of cricket, though now the T10 and The Hundred have come in trying to shorten the game even further. But, T20 remains the shortest form of international cricket.
Talking about sixes, while the T20 format sees the ball crossing the boundary line much more often than Test cricket, there have been a few batsmen who with their audacious and ebullient batting style liked to take on the bowlers even in Test cricket, where the challenges are much heightened than white-ball cricket.
We look at the top 5 batsmen with most number of sixes in Test cricket:
With 91 sixes from his bat, Virender Sehwag is the record-holder for India in Tests. The dashing opener used to put doubts in the minds of the bowler even before the game began. Known for his attacking style of play, with the help of 23 tons, Sehwag amassed 8586 runs in 104 Tests at an average of 49.34.
He is the only Indian to hit two triple centuries in the longest format. The right-hander has 8273 runs in ODIs to his name and was a key figure in India’s 2011 World Cup triumph.