Longest Six in Cricket History : Shahid Afridi holds the record for longest sixes in cricket history. In 2013, he hit a huge six of 153 meters against Ryan McLaren of South Africa.
Hitting extraordinary sixes one after another is not every cricketer’s cup of tea. We all remember MS Dhoni’s last six in the 2011 World Cup and Yuvraj Singh’s incredible 6 sixes in an over in the 2007 T20 World Cup. Both these players have joined the league of longest sixers in cricket history.
Longest Six in Cricket History
|Rank||Player Name||Distance||Location||Established Year|
|1||Shahid Afridi||153 mts||Johannesburg, SA||2013|
|2||Brett Lee||130 mts||Gabba, Australia||2005|
|3||Martin Guptil||127 mts||Wellington, New Zealand||2012|
|4||Liam Livingstone||122 mts||Old Trafford, England||2021|
|5||Corey Anderson||122 mts||Napier, New Zealand||2014|
|6||Mark Waugh||120 mts||WACA, Australia||1997|
|7||Yuvraj Singh||119 mts||Kingsmead, Durban||2007|
|8||MS Dhoni||118 mts||Auckland, New Zealand||2009|
|9||Shahid Afridi||118 mts||WACA, Australia||2005|
|10||Chris Gayle||116 mts||Kensington, Oval||2010|
Shahid Afridi | 153 meters long six against South Africa, 2013
Former Pakistan cricketer and Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi hit the longest six in the history of cricket. According to official records, he hit a six of 153 meters which is the biggest six ever hit in the world of cricket. This 153m smash was played against Ryan McClaren (South African cricketer) in Johannesburg in 2013.
Brett Lee | 130 meters long against West Indies, 2005
One of the fastest bowlers in the world, Brett Lee is known for his bowling abilities. But he is recognized as the second biggest six hitter in the history of cricket. In 2005 he hit a 143 meter six against the West Indies. As the ball actually landed in the practice nets behind the stadium, Lee surprised himself with the shot.
Martin Guptill | 127 meters long against South Africa, 2012
New Zealander Martin Guptill will definitely fit in the list of longest sixers in the history of cricket in 2022. Guptill managed to hit a 127 meter six in the T20 against Lonwabo Tsotsobe of South Africa. He hit the ball hard over the mid-wicket boundary, hitting the roof of the stadium before coming down.
Liam Livingstone | 122 meters long against Pakistan, 2021
Liam Livingstone of England is a power-hitter and known for his massive sixes on the cricket field. He is famous for his stunning 122m six over Harris Rauf during England vs Pakistan 2nd T20I at Headingley 2021. This hit is considered one of the biggest sixes in the history of cricket in international cricket.
Corey Anderson | 122 meters long against India, 2014
Corey Anderson of New Zealand is famous for hitting massive sixes during his time in international cricket. In the first ODI against India in 2014, Anderson hit Mohammed Shami for a 122-metre six, which is considered one of the biggest sixes in cricket history. This proved that he is one of the greatest cricket ball hitters in the world.
Mark Waugh | 120 meters long against New Zealand, 1997
One of the most underrated cricketers in the Australian team, Mark Waugh is not known for his big hits. During New Zealand’s tour of Australia in 1997, Mark Daniel hit Vettori for a 120m six, considered one of the longest and highest sixes in cricket. It was an unusual occurrence for a player known for his timing and placement hitting.
Yuvraj Singh | 119 meters long against Australia, 2007
Yuvraj Singh, fondly called Yuvi by cricket fans, is one of the most talented stroke-masters in the cricketing fraternity. An example of this can be clearly seen in 2007 when he was recognized as the longest sixer in the history of cricket. Yuvraj hit a 119 meter six off the bowling of Brett Lee during the India vs Australia semi-final in the 2007 T20 World Cup.
MS Dhoni | 118 meters long against New Zealand, 2009
The list of longest sixes in 2022 cricket will always be incomplete without adding MS Dhoni’s name. He remains calm under pressure and is considered one of the best match finishers in ODI cricket. 2009 During the India vs New Zealand 3rd ODI match at Auckland, MS Dhoni hit a 118m six that bounced back into the stands.
Chris Gayle | 116 meters long against India, 2010
Chris Gayle needs no introduction. The universe boss is a devastating batsman and holds the world record for most sixes (553). In the 2010 T20 World Cup West Indies vs India match, Chris Gayle smashed Yusuf Pathan with a 116m six straight from the Kensington Oval Stadium.
Note: Talking about longest sixes in 2022 cricket history, we can never forget Albert Trott’s name. He is believed to be the only player to hit the ball over the nearly 164m Lord’s Pavilion. However, there is no official record of the distance traveled.
Frequently Asked Question
Who is the Indian player who hit the longest six in the history of cricket?
Yuvraj Singh hit 119 meters, the longest six by an Indian against Australia’s Brett Lee.
Who hit the longest six in T20 international cricket?
Martin Guptill’s 127m six against South Africa is the longest six in T20 international cricket.
Who hit the longest six of 173 meters in the history of cricket?
Eden Blizzard hit the longest six of 130 meters while playing for Victoria in the Australian T20 League which is rumored to be the longest six in cricket history of 173 meters.