In today’s era, a T20-cricket match garners more audience as compared to the other two formats of the game. In the last decade or two, the game has perhaps tilted heavily in the favour of batsman as sixes have become more prevalent these days than taking wickets.
Hitting sixes has become of utmost importance. Teams love to have destructive batsmen in their set-up. Classy looking cover-drives aren’t meant to be applauded too much unless you don’t also have a sound bat swing and have got the ability to hit big shots at will.
T20 cricket shot to fame after the inaugural T20 World Cup and there was no looking back ever since. With every edition, one thing which kept on increasing was the number of sixes.
Every edition saw teams having players who could tonk the ball long and high and India was no exception.
In this article, we will take a look at the top 5 Indian batsmen who have hit the most number of sixes in T20 World Cup:
#1. Yuvraj Singh
A magician with the bat, Yuvraj Singh is one of the most loved cricketers in India. A sweet timer of the ball, Yuvraj Singh was a perfectionist in sending the ball into the crowd with ease. Among the Indian batsman, Yuvraj Singh has hit the most number of sixes in T20 World Cup with 33 sixes to his name.
He has played 31 matches in his T20 World Cup career in which he has managed to score 593 runs at an average of 23.72.
#2. Rohit Sharma
A man who perhaps has all the time in the world to strike the ball, Rohit Sharma makes batting look the easiest. Sharma was part of the team since the inaugural T20 World Cup and since then has played 28 matches in all the editions of the tournament. He sits second in the list of top Indian batsmen with the most number of sixes in T20 World Cup.
Rohit Sharma has hit 24 sixes in his T20 World Cup career and has struck 673 runs at an average of 39.58.
#3. Virat Kohli
The most successful batsmen in terms of runs in the T20 World Cup, Virat Kohli also has hit quite a number of sixes in T20 World Cups. He made his T20 World Cup debut in the 2012 edition. He has hit 24 sixes in the tournament, making him the Indian batsman with third most sixes in the T20 World Cup.
Virat has 777 runs in just 16 matches he played his T20 World Cup career, boasting of a jaw-dropping average of 86.33 and a strike rate of 133.04.
#4. Mahendra Singh Dhoni
The greatest finisher the world has ever seen, Dhoni’s name in the top five shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. Mahendra Singh Dhoni has led India in all the T20 World Cups held so far. He has played the most number of matches, having represented India in 33 T20 World Cup games.
Dhoni has hit 19 sixes in his T20 World Cup career and thus sits at fourth position in the list of most number of sixes in T20 World Cup.
#5. Suresh Raina
Mr. IPL, Suresh Raina would go down as one of the most destructive T20 players of all-time, as his T20 career suggests.
Raina has appeared for India in 26 World Cup matches in which he has scored 453 runs at an average of 25.16.
He has hit 12 sixes and 47 fours in his T20 World Cup career.
One of the most underrated superstars of India, Suresh Raina perhaps has never got the appreciation he deserved. Nonetheless, he will always be remembered for his valiant innings in the quarter-final and semi-final of the 2011 World Cup.