Modern day Cricket is all about the boundaries and sixes. The longest six, trickiest boundary is being more popular rather than doubles and triples these days. The formats of cricket being shorter and shorter on one side while sixes in cricket are breaking the record list again and again. Shahid Afridi of Pakistan hold the record of longest six ever in the history of cricket when he smashes a 158 meter hit against South Africa.
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1. Shahid Afridi
Six hitting is an art and not many Cricketers are blessed with this but Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi is quite different. Afridi holds the record of longest six in International Cricket when he hit a record breaking shot on March 17, 2013 against South Africa as long as of 158 meters. He also hold the record of most number of sixes in One Day International.
2. Brett Lee
Yes, you read it right. The second longest six in history of Cricket has been smashed by a bowler. The Australian speed master struck Darren Powell for a spectacular six of nearly 135 meters long. The ball really went very long and landed on the parking area with a crack on a ball.
3. Martin Guptill
New Zealand’s destructive opening batsmen Martin Guptill is our 3rd pick among the list of longest six. During a T20 match against South Africa in 2012, Guptill smashes a epic shot of Lonwabo Tsotsobe’s ball. The ball went for 127 meter long to back of the ground.
4. Mark Waugh
A great stylish Australian batsmen struck a biggest six for Daniel Vettori in test against New Zealand. The shot covered a distance of 120 meter and is one the biggest six in test cricket.
5. Yuvraj Singh
Six sixes in an over! Well, that was an amazing inning in history of cricket. Besides the record of six sixes in an over, Yuvraj smashes a longest six for Australian Brett Lee on the same tournament. The distance was counted as 119 meter and is able to picked in top 5 list of longest six in the history of cricket.
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