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Top 10 Batsmen With Highest ODI Sixes

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In the few countries where cricket is played, a sport is like a religion, and the players are revered like Gods. Every shot, every throw of the ball, every shout of appeal on the field is a thrilling experience for the onlookers. One of the most exciting things that can happen in a match is a sixer. When a batsman hits a six, everyone waits with bated breath to see where the ball lands and erupts into loud cheers when it crosses the boundary rope. Here are the top 10 batsmen with highest ODI sixes.

Top 10 Batsmen with Highest ODI Sixes

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Batsmen with Highest ODI Sixes in Cricket History

Tsotsobe attempted a yorker to Afridi, which turned out to be a low full-toss, Afridi simply smashed it over Tsotsobe’s head, and it crashed into the fence, and he has crossed the milestone of 300 sixes in one day internationals after he hit three massive sixes against South Africa in 1st ODI at Bloemfontein on 10th of March 2013. The feat of Boom Boom became a part of the cricket history.

10. Ricky Ponting

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Ricky Ponting has one of the Highest ODI Sixes in Career

Total Number of ODI Sixes: 162
ODI Matches Played: 375
Active ODI Cricket Career: 1995 – 2012

In the 10th place on our list of batsmen with highest ODI sixes is the former Australian cricketer Ricky Ponting. During his tenure between 1995 and 2012, he scored 162 sixes in 365 innings of 375 matches. During this time, he also scored 1231 ODI fours, and accumulated a total of 13704 runs, at a strike rate of 80.39. He also made a massive 30 centuries in his One Day International career.

9. Rohit Sharma

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Rohit Sharma is one of the Batsmen with Highest ODI Sixes

Total Number of ODI Sixes: 169
ODI Matches Played: 180
Active ODI Cricket Career: 2007 – Present

In the 9th place on our list of batsmen with highest ODI sixes is the current Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma. During his tenure since 2007 till now, he has also scored 169 sixes, but in 174 innings of 180 matches, which puts him ahead of Ponting. During this time, he also scored 570 ODI fours, and accumulated a total of 6594 runs, at a strike rate of 86.96. He also made 17 centuries in his One Day International career till now.

8. Sourav Ganguly

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Sourav Ganguly scored one of the Most Number of ODI Sixes

Total Number of ODI Sixes: 190
ODI Matches Played: 311
Active ODI Cricket Career: 1992 – 2007

In the 8th place on our list of batsmen with highest ODI sixes is the former Indian cricketer Sourav Ganguly. During his tenure between 1992 and 2007, he scored 190 sixes in 300 innings of 311 matches. During this time, he also scored 1122 ODI fours, and accumulated a total of 11363 runs, at a strike rate of 73.70. One of the greatest left-handed batsmen of all time, Ganguly, also made 22 centuries in his One Day International career.

7. Sachin Tendulkar

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Sachin Tendulkar has one of the Most Number of Sixes in ODI Career

Total Number of ODI Sixes: 195
ODI Matches Played: 463
Active ODI Cricket Career: 1989 – 2012

In the 7th place on our list of batsmen with highest ODI sixes is the former Indian master blaster Sachin Tendulkar. One of the greatest cricketers of all time, Sachin, earned praises for being the greatest batsman of his time. During his tenure between 1989 and 2012, he scored 195 sixes in 452 innings of 463 matches. During this time, he also scored 2016 ODI fours, and accumulated a total of 18426 runs, at a strike rate of 86.23. He also made a massive 49 centuries in his One Day International career.

6. Brendon McCullum

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Brendon McCullum has one of the Highest Number of ODI Sixes

Total Number of ODI Sixes: 200
ODI Matches Played: 260
Active ODI Cricket Career: 2002 – 2016

In the 6th place on our list of batsmen with highest ODI sixes is the former New Zealand cricketer Brendon McCullum. During his tenure between 2002 and 2016, he scored 200 sixes in 228 innings of 260 matches. During this time, he also scored 577 ODI fours, and accumulated a total of 6083 runs, at a strike rate of 96.37. He also made 5 centuries in his One Day International career.

5. AB de Villiers

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AB de Villiers scored one of the Most ODI Sixes in Career

Total Number of ODI Sixes: 204
ODI Matches Played: 228
Active ODI Cricket Career: 2005 – 2018

In the 5th place on our list of batsmen with highest ODI sixes is the current South African cricketer AB de Villiers. During his tenure from 2005 to 2018, he scored 204 sixes in 218 innings of 228 ODI matches. During this time, he also scored 840 ODI fours, and accumulated a total of 9577 runs, at a strike rate of 101.09. He also made a massive 25 centuries in his One Day International career.

4. MS Dhoni

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MS Dhoni smashed one of the Most Number of Over-Boundaries in ODI Career

Total Number of ODI Sixes: 217
ODI Matches Played: 318
Active ODI Cricket Career: 2004 – 2018

In the 4th place on our list of batsmen with highest ODI sixes is the current Indian cricketer MS Dhoni. During his tenure from 2004 to 2018, he scored 217 sixes in 272 innings of 318 matches. During this time, he also scored 770 ODI fours, and accumulated a total of 9967 runs, at a strike rate of 88.40. He also made 10 centuries in his One Day International career. One of the greatest captains of all time, Dhoni, is widely known for his trademark ‘Helicopter Shot’ with which he scored several biggest sixes.

3. Chris Gayle

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Chris Gayle  scored one of the Highest ODI Sixes in Cricket

Total Number of ODI Sixes: 267
ODI Matches Played: 281
Active ODI Cricket Career: 1999 – Present

In the 3rd place on our list of batsmen with highest ODI sixes is the current West Indian cricketer Chris Gayle. During his tenure from 1999 till now, he scored 267 sixes in 276 innings of 281 ODI matches. During this time, he also scored 1063 ODI boundaries, and accumulated a total of 9585 runs, at a strike rate of 85.61. He also made 23 centuries in his One Day International career.

2. Sanath Jayasuriya

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Sanath Jayasuriya has the Second Highest Number of ODI sixes in Career

Total Number of ODI Sixes: 270
ODI Matches Played: 445
Active ODI Cricket Career: 1989 – 2011

In the 2nd place on our list of batsmen with highest ODI sixes is the former Sri Lankan cricketer Sanath Jayasuriya. During his tenure between 1989 and 2011, he scored 270 sixes in 433 innings of 445 matches. During this time, he also scored 1500 ODI fours, and accumulated a total of 13430 runs, at a strike rate of 91.20. He also made a massive 28 centuries in his One Day International career.

1. Shahid Afridi

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Shahid Afridi is the Batsman with Most ODI Sixes in Cricket

Total Number of ODI Sixes: 351
ODI Matches Played: 398
Active ODI Cricket Career: 1996 – 2015

At the top of our list of batsmen with highest ODI sixes is the former Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi. During his tenure between 1996 and 2015, he scored 351 sixes in 369 innings of 398 matches. During this time, he also scored 730 ODI fours, and accumulated a total of 8064 runs, at a strike rate of 117.00. He also made 6 centuries in his One Day International career. Boom Boom is also the leader of top 10 longest sixes in cricket history. He smashed the biggest six of the cricket history against South Africa.

Batsmen with Highest ODI Sixes | Updated Table | 2018

Rank Player Matches Runs Highest Score Average Strike Rate Sixes Fours Centuries 50s
1 Shahid Afridi 398 8064 124 23.57 117.00 351 730 6 39
2 Sanath Jayasuriya 445 13430 189 32.36 91.20 270 1500 28 68
3 Chris Gayle 281 9585 215 37.00 85.81 267 1063 23 48
4 MS Dhoni 318 9967 183* 51.37 88.40 217 770 10 67
5 AB de Villiers 228 9577 176 53.50 101.09 204 840 25 53
6 Brendon McCullum 260 6083 166 30.41 96.37 200 577 5 32
7 Sachin Tendulkar 463 18426 200* 44.83 86.23 195 2016 49 96
8 Sourav Ganguly 311 11363 183 41.02 73.70 190 1122 22 72
9 Rohit Sharma 180 6594 264 44.55 86.96 169 570 17 34
10 Ricky Ponting 375 13704 164 42.03 80.39 162 1231 30 82

You may also like to take a view of the list of most sixes in an innings of ODI by a player. Rohit Sharma and AB de Villiers are the leader of that list with 16 sixes each. Here is another interesting list of fastest ODI 100, which is controlled by Mr perfect of cricket, AB de Villiers.

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