In the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Dwayne Bravo had the unwanted record of hitting the most number of sixes in a season, but now this record has been registered in the name of Mohammad Siraj. Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) fast bowler Siraj has got the embarrassing record of hitting most sixes in a single season of IPL. Siraj hit the most number of sixes in IPL 2022 with 31 sixes. Apart from him, his team RCB partner Vanindu Hasaranga also hit 30 sixes in this season. Bangalore’s journey in the tournament came to an end after a seven-wicket loss against Rajasthan Royals in Qualifier 2 of IPL 2022. At the Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium, Rajasthan won the toss and bowled first, restricting Bangalore to 157 for 8 wickets and then easily achieved the target in 18.1 overs for the loss of 3 wickets.
Earlier, the record for most sixes in a single IPL season was held by Chennai Super Kings fast bowler Davren Bravo, who had 29 sixes in the entire season playing for Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2018. Yuzvendra Chahal had 28 sixes in 2015 after Bravo. Chahal has hit 27 sixes in IPL 2022 as well and he is yet to play the final match. Siraj conceded 31 runs in two overs against Rajasthan and did not get a single breakthrough.
At the same time, this season was very bad for Siraj. Siraj took just nine wickets in 15 matches. Siraj’s momentum has been broken this season and the opposing batsmen have taken full advantage of it. The Eliminator match of IPL 2022 was played between RCB and Lucknow Super Giants on Wednesday.