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Top 10 Longest Six in Cricket History: When Power Meets Precision!

Top 10 Longest Six in Cricket History

There are incredible cricket players all around the world. These players have hit historic shots that have a special place in the hearts of cricket fans. Cricket players undergo intense training, which gives them strength and stamina. In this article, we will explore the longest sixes in the history of cricket that have been shot by great players using their strength for the game.

Cricket is known as one of the most popular sports in the world. It is not just played with bat and ball but also indulges the sentiments and excitement of the fans for the sport. Some moments have been created and marked in history. One of them is the longest six that players have hit in the history of cricket. In this article, we will explore the 10 longest sixes in the history of cricket. Each six depicts the strength and power of the players they have put into hitting these shots and making them historic cricket shots.

10. Ijaz Ahmed

Ijaz Ahmed

Ijaz Ahmed is a Pakistani cricket coach and former cricketer. He was in the Pakistani squad that won the Cricket World Cup in 1992. He smacked Virendra Sehwag for a 115m six that crossed one of India’s largest stadiums. It was a memorable victory in the history of cricket. 

9. Chris Gayle

Chris Gayle

Christopher Henry Gayle is a Jamaican cricketer who played international cricket for the West Indies from 1999 to 2021. He has been regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket. He owns the world record for hitting the most sixes and some of the longest sixes in the game. Chris Gayle hit Yusuf Pathan for a 116m six during the ICC T20 World Cup group stage match versus India.

8. Mahendra Singh Dhoni

 Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Mahendra Singh Dhoni is an Indian cricket player. He has also served as the captain of the Indian Cricket Team. He has set the record for hitting the second-highest number of sixes among Indian cricketers, as nobody could break his record. Mahendra Singh Dhoni hit a 118-meter six in the 44th over during India’s tour of New Zealand in 2009. When talking about the One Day Internationals, Dhoni is known for being the best finisher in the history of cricket.

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7. Yuvraj Singh

Yuvraj Singh

Yuvraj Singh is a former Indian international cricketer. He officially recorded the greatest six in the Indian Premier League with a 119-meter long shot. His fans call him Yuvi. Also, he is known as one of the best stroke masters in the cricket family.

6. Mark Waugh

Mark Waugh

Mark Waugh is an Australian commentator and former cricketer. He represented Australia in several test matches. Mark is one of the most underrated cricketers who deserves appreciation. During New Zealand’s 1997 tour of Australia at WACA, Mark Waugh faced Daniel Vettor, strode down the track, and smacked the ball 120 meters down the ground.

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5. Corey Anderson

Corey Anderson

Corey James Anderson is a New Zealand-American cricketer who previously played as an all-rounder for New- Zealand in international cricket. Anderson hit the highest six recorded at 122 meters during the first ODI against India in 2014.

4. Liam Livingstone

Liam Livingstone

Liam Stephen Livingstone is an English cricketer who plays for Lancashire and England. In 2023, Livingstone smoked Haris Rauf for a 122m six that flew out of the stadium during the second T20I against Pakistan at Headingley.

3. Martin Guptill

Martin Guptill

Martin Guptill is a former New Zealand cricketer. He played as an opening batsman in all game formats, but predominantly in limited overs. Martin scored a 127-meter six in 2012 while playing in a cricket match against Lonwabo Tsotsobe in a T20 match on the stadium’s rooftop; it was the out of stadium six, leaving the fans in shock.

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2. Brett Lee

Martin Guptill

Brett Lee is an Australian former international cricketer. He played all three formats of the game. Brett was a member of the Australian squad that won the World Cup in 2003. He hit a 130m long six against the West Indies in 2005.

1. Shahid Afridi

Shahid Afridi

Shahid Afridi is one of the most dangerous cricketers in the world and is well known for his aggressive hitting and the biggest six in cricket history. He holds the record of the longest six in the history of cricket. It is one of the most recalled and longest six in international cricket. Afridi smashed off Ryan McLaren with a 153-meter-long six against South Africa in 2013.


The longest sixes are not just about hitting the ball far. They are the moments that are unforgettable for fans. It brings excitement and happiness and holds the breath of the fans. Such records show how well-prepared, strong and skilled the players are. We can’t wait to see the next longest six and who will break the record. The players mentioned above have hit the most astonishing cricket sixes in the past. Let us know if you want to know about the longest sixes in IPL cricket history.

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