Chris Gayle continued to lead the club of scorers with the highest number of sixes in IPL with 292 sixes to his name while Rishabh Pant entered the A-list club with the greatest number of sixes in this 2018 edition.
When the Indian Premier League was at its first edition in 2008 many didn’t expect that the shortest format of the game would recreate the game altogether.
Generally labeled as batsman-friendly format, the pressure was mostly on the bowlers to try and sneak out a dot ball and more significantly not get hammered to the fence whereas it was completely adverse for the batsmen.
From Yuvraj Singh’s belligerent but clean strokes, AB de Villiers’ s mind-boggling shots to Chris Gayle’s easygoing attitude and ability to hit sixes at will, batting records have been rewritten at will.
After ten years a new record has been created by the batsmen who achieved the maximum number of sixes in a single edition of an IPL season with 817 sixes.
The previous record of 731 sixes was recorded during the 2012 edition when Chris Gayle scored 59 sixes.
Till date, 7,322 sixes have been hit across the eleven seasons of IPL of which Chris Gayle has the largest contribution with 292 sixes against his name.
In all, in the eleven editions till now, Gayle has the maximum number of sixes in a single campaign on four occasions, including on three consecutive years between 2011 and 2013, to his name.
In the next line is De Villiers who is almost similarly devastating batsman as the West Indian but trails De Villiers trails by 106 sixes despite played in thirty more matches.
In this 2018 edition, the chart is currently being ruled by Ambati Rayudu and Rishabh Pant. Nonetheless, while Rayudu has almost guaranteed his side and manages to finish in the top-two, Pant’s efforts have gone in vain as his team, Delhi Daredevils, was the first to expelled from the tournament.