Cricket: In the early phase of cricket, batsmen used to bat defensively. The style of batsmen also changed with the changing times. Formats like ODI cricket and T20 revolutionized it. Now batsmen not only score fast runs but also do not hesitate to make big shots.
If you want to score the most runs on one ball in all three formats of cricket, then you have to hit a six. At present, there are many batsmen in every team who easily hit sixes. By the way, do you know which batsman has hit the longest six in cricket history?
Today we are going to tell about the top 5 batsmen in this article, who have the record of putting the longest six.
5. Yuvraj Singh (vs Australia – 125 m)
Former players of the Indian cricket team, Yuvraj Singh is also known by the name of his fans, Sixer King. In T20 World Cup 2007, Yuvraj made history by hitting 6 sixes in 6 balls in one over. In the same World Cup, Yuvraj also hit the longest six of his career against Australia.
4. Jacob Oram (vs Australia – 131m)
Former New Zealand team all-rounder Jacob Oram is also in the list of players who have hit the longest sixes. Oram hit a 131-meter-long six in 2006 against Australia at the Sydney ground.
In this match, the New Zealand team was chasing the target of 344 runs given by Australia. In response, New Zealand was able to score 335 runs. Oram scored an unbeaten 101 for New Zealand, in this innings, Oram had hit 6 sixes.
3. Brett Lee (vs West Indies – 136m)
Former Australian fast bowler Brett Lee is also included in this list. Brett Lee was as much an explosive batsman as he was. He was known for batting in the last few overs.
In 2005, Brett Lee drove the ball out of the stadium with a 136 meter long six off Rovman Powell against the West Indies.
2. Shahid Afridi (vs England – 158 m)
Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi was known for his dangerous batting. As soon as they came to the ground, the fans used to start speaking boom-boom Afridi. In 2006, Afridi played 158 meters long while playing against England on the ground of Bristol.
This is the second-longest six in cricket history. In this match, Afridi scored 28 runs in 14 balls in a stormy manner. In this innings, Afridi hit 1 skyscraper six and 5 fours.
1. Albert Trott (vs England – 164 m)
Albert Trott was one of the most dangerous batsmen of the 19th century. Albert played cricket for both England and Australia. Albert Trott holds the record for the longest sixes in cricket history.
He had hit a 164-meter six against England at the historic ground of Lords. This six was so long that the ball fell out of the ground. Let me tell you, Trott committed suicide by shooting himself at the age of 41.