Nowadays, a lot of former cricket players are doing a lot of things like picking World’s best XI, best XI ever, best test XI etc. Now, former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra picks top six ball-hitters in recent times in cricket.
The commentator chose Mr. 360 AB de Villiers for the sixth spot. AB de Villiers is best known for his 360° stroke hitting abilities. He has a total of 665 sixes on his name in his cricket career.
At the fifth spot in the list is none other than Indian legend Mahendra Singh Dhoni – the only captain, who have won all three ICC trophies – ICC T20 World Cup 2007, ICC ODI World Cup 2011 and ICC Champions Trophy 2013. He is also famous for his signature shot – ‘the Helicopter Shot’. Dhoni has hit 602 sixes in his career till now.
For the fourth spot, Aakash Chopra picked Player of the tournament of the 2011 ODI World Cup Yuvraj Singh. Yuvraj is also known as sixer-king and has a record of hitting six sixes on six balls of an over in international cricket. Singh also has 438 sixes on his name.
At the third spot the commentator-cum-analyst went for Windies all-rounder Andre Russell. The West Indian all-rounder is a very hard-hitter of the ball in the modern day cricket. He has 482 sixes on his name till now.
Hitman Rohit Sharma makes his mark at the second place in Aakash Chopra’s list. If we talk about his six hitting abilities, there is no other batsman in the world, who can hit sixes more effortlessly than him. Hitman has a total of 657 maximums in his career till now.
And at the numero uno position is the Universe Boss Chris Gayle. Someone has once said that if hitting sixes is an art, then Chris Gayle is a Picasso of it. The Universe Boss is an absolute entertainer, when it comes to the shortest format of the game. Whole the stadium enjoys the batting of Gayle, when he is in form and dispatches the ball out of the park. He has a record of hitting 17 sixes in a single IPL match. When it comes to the numbers, the Master Storm has a mind boggling 978 sixes in T20 cricket alone and has a total of 1407 maximums in his career till now.
Aakash Chopra’s 6 top six hitters: 6. AB de Villiers, 5. MS Dhoni, 4. Yuvraj Singh, 3. Andre Russell, 2. Rohit Sharma, 1. Chris Gayle