IPL Records: Most Sixes & Fours in IPL History

In the world of the Indian Premier League, a few marvellous players have carved out their names in the list of most sixes and fours in IPL history. Let us further explore those incredibly talented players who have batted their way into the record books, making never-before-seen moments with their excellent boundary-hitting brilliance.

Batters with the Most Number of Sixes in IPL History

Here are a few players who have used their bat to full power, showcasing their extraordinary talent in making their way to most sixes in IPL history:

1.    Chris Gayle

  • Number of Sixes: Chris Gayle with a jaw-dropping 357 sixes holds the highest record of most sixes in IPL history.
  • Notable Performance: With his record-setting score of 175 Runsand not out against former team Pune Warriors in IPL 2013, Gayle smashed 17 sixes. This is the highest in IPL history, which has not been surpassed or equalled by any player.

2.    Rohit Sharma

  • Number of Sixes: Rohit Sharma, the former captain of Mumbai Indians with 275 sixes, stands the 2nd place on the list of most sixes in IPL history after Chris Gayle.
  • Notable Performance: Rohit Sharma is the 2nd Indian to cross 200 sixes in IPL history after MS Dhoni.

3.    AB de Villiers

  • Number of Sixes: AB de Villiers with 251 sixes stands in 3rd place with the most sixes in IPL history.
  • Notable Performance: In IPL 2016, de Villiers scored a stunning 129 runs within just 52 balls against former team Gujarat Lions. Indeed, this is the 6th highest individual score in IPL history.

4.    Virat Kohli

  • Number of Sixes: Virat Kohli has hit 248 sixes in IPL.
  • Notable Performance: showcasing his batting expertise, Kohli scored around 973 runs in 16 innings with a strike rate of 152.04 in IPL 2016. This remains to be the highest in IPL history, which is unbeaten.

5.    MS Dhoni

  • Number of Sixes: MS Dhoni, the former captain of Chennai Super Kings, has smashed 245 sixes in his IPL career.
  • Notable Performance: In IPL 2019, Dhoni struck an unbeaten 84 runs in 48 balls against the RCB (Royal Challengers Bangalore) which led his team CSK (Chennai Super Kings) to a remarkable victory.

6.    David Warner

  • Number of Sixes: David Warner scored 235 sixes in his IPL career, with his strong batting.
  • Notable Performance: As of IPL 2024, David Warner with 5449 runs stands as the 5th highest run-getter in IPL history.

Batters with the Most Number of Fours in IPL History

Here are the players who struck the most fours in IPL history with their brilliant batting skills:

1.    Shikhar Dhawan

  • Number of Fours: Shikhar Dhawan with 768 fours holds the highest record for the most fours in IPL history.
  • Notable Performance: In IPL 2022, Shikhar Dhawan achieved his 6000 runs milestone, especially in his 200th match, which led to becoming the 2nd player to do so after Virat Kohli.

2.    David Warner

  • Number of Fours: David Warner with 664 fours stands 2nd in the list of most fours in IPL history.
  • Notable Performance: In David Warner’s IPL career, he smashed 422 boundaries, which include — 306 fours and 116 sixes.

3.    Virat Kohli

  • Number of Fours: Virat Kohli with 678 fours comes 3rd in the list of most IPL fours in history.
  • Notable Performance: Virat Kohli smashed an unbeaten 109 runs off 55 balls against the former team Gujarat Lions. This inning remains Kohli’s one of the memorable IPL performances where he had struck 10 fours and 6 sixes.

4.    Rohit Sharma

  • Number of Fours: Rohit Sharma has hit 584 fours and stands in the 4th place of most fours only because he was making way for most sixes.
  • Notable Performance: In IPL 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2019 (four seasons), Rohit Sharma made more than 400 runs in each of the above-mentioned IPL seasons. Also, he hit a massive number of fours, which greatly contributed to his overall total.

5.    Suresh Raina

  • Number of Fours: Suresh Raina is a brilliant player with 506 fours in 205 matches, having a strike rate of 136.73.
  • Notable Performance: In IPL 2013, Suresh Raina holds the record for the most number of four hits in a single IPL season. Also, he is known as Mr.IPL due to his consistent performance, as he has 39 half-centuries in the Indian Premier League.

6.    Gautam Gambhir

  • Number of Fours: Gautam Gambhir stands in the 6th place of most fours in IPL history with 491 fours in 152 matches.
  • Notable Performance: Being a consistent and standard player, Gautam Gambhir scored 4,217 runs, having a strike rate of 123.88.

Conclusion

Overall, the above-mentioned is a unique list of the top 6 players in respective achievements of most sixes and fours in IPL history. Also, their notable performances, total runs, total number of matches and their strike rate define us as how talented these players are!

Doing magic with their bats in smashing jaw-dropping sixes, brilliantly diverting the ball to fours, and crossing boundaries, these players have showcased their immense talents. As a result, they have carved out their names in the record book.

Will the upcoming young talents be able to surpass these records? We will have to look forward to something which gives us immense happiness. Just like when Hitman Rohit Sharma surpassed Pollard’s number of Sixes in IPL and when Virat Kohli’s 973 runs remain the IPL highest.

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