IPL 2018: It's raining sixes

Delhi Daredevils wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant topped the chart with 37 sixes from 14 games whereas Chennai Super Kings openers Shane Watson (35) and Ambati Rayudu (34) finished close second and third respectively.

Chennai Super Kings' Shane Watson struck a massive eight sixes in the final to finish the season with an impressive 35 sixes to his name.   -  Sportzpics/IPL

This year's Indian Premier League has been lit up by a flurry of sixes - 872 to be precise - making it the first instance of the number of sixes going past 800.

There aren't too many grounds in the country which the modern day cricketer, armed with wide bats and strong forearms, can't clear. And the jaw-dropping numbers recorded in this edition of the IPL further attest the big hitting prowess of the players.

Delhi Daredevils wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant topped the chart with 37 sixes from 14 games whereas Chennai Super Kings openers Shane Watson (35) and Ambati Rayudu (34) finished close second and third respectively.

The total number of sixes hit in the previous editions of the IPL are as under:

IPL EDITION

TOTAL NUMBER OF SIXES HIT

2017

705

2016

638

2015

688

2014

714

2013

674

2012

730

2011

639

 

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