Rohit Sharma is famous as a “Hitman” due to his incredible six-hitting skills in International cricket. However, did you know that he’s not the top six-hitter? He actually holds the second position among the top 10 cricketers with the most sixes. So, who’s the number one six-hitter? Let’s discover that!
The Top Six-Hitter in ICC History
In the world of cricket, let’s take a look at some big hitters! Rohit Sharma, who’s in the second spot, has smacked 545 sixes in 450 matches. Just below him is Pakistani batsman Shahid Afridi, with 476 sixes during his 524 matches. Now, at the very top, we’ve got West Indies’ superstar, Christopher Henry Gayle, known as Chris Gayle. He’s the ultimate six-hitting champ, with a whopping 553 sixes in 483 matches from 1999 to 2021 when he retired from international cricket.
But wait, there’s more! In fourth place, we’ve got BB McCullum from New Zealand, who knocked 398 sixes out of the park in 432 matches from 2002 to 2016. Moving on to fifth place, we find MJ Guptill from New Zealand, who sent 383 balls sailing over the boundary in 367 matches between 2009 and 2022. And in the sixth position, we have the beloved MS Dhoni, who enjoys one of the biggest fan followings in cricket history. Dhoni holds the record with 359 sixes in 538 matches, spanning from 2004 to 2019.