IPL: 5 of the Longest Sixes in IPL History

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Bengaluru: Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman Chris Gayle in action during an IPL-2015 match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on May 6, 2015. (Photo: IANS)

The shortest format of the game has brought the crowd to the game and the fascinating scenes that has attracted the hoi polloi are those longest sixes that have landed on the other planet. In this article we bring to you the 5 longest sixes in the IPL’s history.

5: Ross Taylor

The Kiwi middle order batsman has already achieved fame for his knack of dealing with the shorter deliveries. The swashbuckling right-handed batsman took charge on one such delivery when he smashed a 119m long six against Chennai Super Kings.

4. Robin Uthappa

Nicknamed as the walking assassin, Robin Uthappa smashed one of the longest sixes in IPL history when he lashed out a 120m six off a length delivery from CSK’s Dwayne Bravo.

Robin Uthappa
Robin hits a 120m long six while playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore.
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3. Adam Gilchrist.

It is no wonder that this Aussie wicket keeper/batsman features in this elite list of longest six. One of the finest and aggressive openers of all time, Gilchrist brutally hit a monstrous 122m long six over the deep midwicket.

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Gilly hits Langeveldt for a huge six.
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2.Praveen Kumar.

Here we have the surprise element in the list of longest sixes. Praveen Kumar who gets his place into the team as a regular seamer, has brought himself into this list by hitting a massive 124 m long six while batting down the order for KXIP. The bowler who gulped the pain of being smashed for the second longest six was no other than Mumbai Indians player Lasith Malinga.

Praveen Kumar
Indian pacer Praveen Kumar hits one of the longest six in IPL history after he smashed a missed yorker from Lasith Malinga.
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  1. Albie Morkel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXfmEfE4wgo

The South African allrounder while playing for CSK ,took charge on Pragyan Ojha when he slogged it over deep midwicket for the longest six ever in IPL history- 125 meters. The record was set in the inaugural season and is yet to be broken.

Albie Morkel
Albie Morkel hits an enormous 125 meter huge six against Deccan Chargers, the longest six till date
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