West Indies Opener Chris Gayle joins Shahid Afridi as the leading six-hitter in International cricket. By virtue of his 5 sixes in the recently concluded match against Bangladesh, Gayle has equalled Afridi’s record of the maximum number of sixes in international cricket (Tests + ODI + T20I). In addition, three Indians feature in the list of top 10 six hitters.
Here is the list of top 10 players with most sixes in international cricket
1. Chris Gayle
The West Indian superstar has been a dominant force in the cricket world. He smashed 476 sixes in International cricket from 443 matches. Besides, he has 275 sixes in ODIs, 103 sixes in T20Is and 98 sixes in Test matches.
2. Shahid Afridi
With 351 sixes in ODIs, 73 sixes in T20Is and 52 in Tests in 534 matches, the Pakistani batsman has 476 sixes in 534 International matches.
3. Brendon McCullum
The Kiwi dasher has hit 398 sixes in 432 International matches. He indeed smashed 200 sixes in ODIs, 91 sixes in T20Is and 107 in Test matches.
4. Sanath Jayasuriya
The Srilankan aggressive batsman smashed 352 International sixes in 586 matches. He has 270 ODI sixes, 23 in T20Is and 49 in Test cricket under his belt.
5. MS Dhoni
One of the best finishers in cricket, Indian MS Dhoni is in the 5th spot in terms of most sixes in international cricket. He has 217 sixes in ODIs, 47 in T20Is and 78 in Test cricket. His tally of International sixes stands at 342 in 504 international matches.
6. AB de Villiers
The South African cricketer who announced his retirement recently has 328 sixes in 420 International matches. He has smashed 204 sixes in ODIs, 60 sixes in T20Is and 64 sixes in test matches.
7. Rohit Sharma
Another Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma, who has 3 ODI double centuries, smashed 291 sixes in 292 International matches. He also smashed 173 sixes in ODIs, 89 in T20Is and 19 at the Test level.
8. Martin Guptill
Newzealand opener has also smashed 274 sixes in 281 International matches. He has 48 sixes in ODIs, 103 sixes in T20Is and 23 sixes in Test matches.
9. Sachin Tendulkar
The Indian legend and the leading run-scorer in international cricket has a tally of 264 International sixes in 664 matches. He smashed 195 sixes in ODIs and 69 in Tests. He played a solitary T20I but did not hit a six.
10. Adam Gilchrist
The hard-hitting batsman from Australia has 262 sixes in 396 International matches. He has a tally of 149 sixes in ODIs, 13 in T20Is and also 100 sixes in Test matches.