Here is the list of top 5 batsmen who hit longest sixes of history.
1. Albert Trott
The supreme spot in the list is perhaps the oldest in this list. Albert Trott was a player for both England and Australia in the late 1800s. In 1899, he did hit a six that cleared the pavilion of the Lord’s Cricket Ground.
2. Shahid Afridi
For yet another time, Shahid Afridi makes an appearance in the list. It was Pakistan’s match against South Africa in the 3rd ODI of the series during Pakistan’s tour to South Africa a couple of years ago. The six was so huge that it did clear the stadium and in addition to it, the ball went into the golf course neighboring the cricket ground.
3. Yuvraj Singh 119metres
Well, it is least surprising that Yuvraj Singh’s name is stringed to sixes. The player to hit six sixes in an over in International T20 has hit plenty of sixes. He is perhaps the only player who could clear the ground with a slight flick of the wrists.
4. Mark Waugh
One of the most elegant batsmen Australia have ever produced, Mark Waugh does make his presence in the list with a majestic hit against the Kiwi spinner, Daniel Vettori in November, 1997 during the second test of New Zealand’s tour to Australia. On a tossed up delivery, Vettori invited Mark to hit and he did accept the challenge and managed to hit a monstrous hit straight over the bowler’s head.
5. MS Dhoni
As expected, for yet another time, the Indian skipper of the shorter formats appears in the list and this time with an even bigger hit. It was the match between India and New Zealand in March, 2009 and India, batting first were in path to set up a gigantic score. Just then, in the 44thover of the innings, MS Dhoni stood and delivered his signature helicopter shot and the ball, like a trace of bullet sailed deep into the stands of the long off region.