The IPL 2021 was full of exciting action until it got suspended in the midway of the tournament by the BCCI after the surge in the Covid cases among the players. It involved a big risk among the players to be taking part in the tournament as the country has been one of the worst affected nations in the world.
However, it also had so much drama and entertainment for all the fans as there was continuous big-hitting and it was time for the big players to get into the act. Every team played a minimum of 7 games which was the satisfying factor and it is time to look at the five longest sixes in IPL 2021.
Five Longest Sixes In IPL 2021:
Kieron Pollard(97 metres):
Kieron Pollard is a hugely built player and he is one of the hardest hitters of the cricket ball too. He smacks sixes for fun and it generally goes out of the stadium when it comes from his bat. He hit a huge six of 97 metres in the bowling of left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja in the deep cover area which was the fifth-longest six in IPL 2021.
He came out with his intentions clear and he wanted to take on the bowling as the required rate was piling up. He finished the innings with 87 not out of just 34 balls and played a blinder of an innings which helped Mumbai get over the line against CSK in a 219 run chase.
Suryakumar Yadav(99 metres):
Suryakumar Yadav can hit a long ball and he has shown it in the past of his big-hitting capabilities. In the match against KKR, Suryakumar Yadav hit a 99 metre six off the bowling of one of the best pacers in the world, Pat Cummins which happened to be the fourth-longest six in IPL 2021.
Yadav finished off with 56 off 36 balls which helped Mumbai post a respectable total of 152 on the board. Kolkata was cruising to win at one stage but they faltered in the middle and in the end, they lost the game by 10 runs after some excellent death bowling from Mumbai Indians.
Glenn Maxwell(100 metres):
It was very surprising that Maxwell did not hit a single six in IPL 2020 but he made up for it with two big sixes in the opening encounter of IPL 2021 for RCB against Mumbai Indians. He hit a 100 metre six off the bowling of left-arm spinner Krunal Pandya in the 11th over which turned out to be the third-longest six in IPL 2021.
Maxwell scored 39 off 28 balls in the game which RCB won due to some brilliant hitting from AB de Villiers at the back end of the innings. RCB chased down the score of 160 with two wickets in hand and Harshal Patel was rewarded the man of the match for his five-wicket haul early.
Kieron Pollard(103 metres):
Pollard hit the second-longest six in the IPL 2021 with a 103 metre six in the game against Chennai Super Kings where he demolished the bowling. This time it was off the bowling of Shardul Thakur in the 14th over, and Pollard smashed it between the long-on and long-off region to the straight boards.
It was raining sixes from the bat of Pollard who hit eight sixes off his own and from nowhere, Mumbai suddenly looked like they were in the chase again. It was a stellar effort from the big man who created havoc in Delhi and won the game for his side.
Kieron Pollard(105 metres):
It was no surprise that Pollard features for the third time on the list of longest sixes in IPL 2021 and it was such a kind of marvellous hitting from the big man. Pollard hit a 105 metre six off the bowling of Sunrisers Hyderabad spinner Mujeeb ur Rahman in the 17th over and it was such a huge one.
Pollard’ cameo of 35 off just 22 balls helped Mumbai win the game against Sunrisers Hyderabad as they successfully defended the total of 150. Rahul Chahar and Trent Boult picked up three wickets each and Pollard bagged the man of the match for his important innings that led them to a decent total.