One of the key skills required for a batter to succeed in the T20 format is to hit sixes. Very few batters have achieved success in T20 cricket without taking the aerial route frequently. Some of the batters have mastered the art of smashing sixes at regular intervals.
The likes of Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers have shown that it does not matter who is bowling to you, you can hit sixes on any ball if you have the ability. The Indians are also not far behind. So far in the history of T20 cricket, there have been four Indian batters who have managed to hit 300 or more sixes. In this article today, we will look at those four batters.
4. MS Dhoni – 304 sixes in T20 cricket
Former Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni holds the fourth position on this list. Dhoni has smashed 304 sixes in the shortest format of the game so far. The right-handed batter has played 344 T20 matches in his career. He played for India at the international level, while he has represented the Chennai Super Kings and the Rising Pune Supergiant in the Indian Premier League.
3. Virat Kohli – 320 sixes
Current Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli is third on the Most Sixes By An Indian leaderboard. Kohli has played a total of 316 matches in the T20 format, and as of October 5, 2021, he has smashed 320 sixes. Kohli has played for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL since Day 1.
2. Suresh Raina – 325 sixes
Former Indian all-rounder Suresh Raina is the only left-handed batter on this list. Nicknamed as Mr. IPL, Raina has smashed 325 sixes in T20 cricket. The southpaw has played for the Chennai Super Kings and the Gujarat Lions in the IPL.
1. Most Sixes by an Indian in T20 Cricket: Rohit Sharma – 400 sixes
Most 6s in T20s (Indians)
400 – Rohit Sharma*
325 – Suresh Raina
320 – Virat Kohli
304 – MS Dhoni
261 – Yuvraj Singh#MIvsRR
— S H E B A S (@Shebas_10) October 5, 2021
The only Indian batter to have hit 400 sixes in the T20 format is Rohit Sharma. He is currently the vice-captain of the Indian cricket team in white-ball cricket. He is also the most successful captain in the IPL. Rohit touched the 400 sixes milestones on October 5, 2021, during the match between the Mumbai Indians and the Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2021.