ICC WorldCup: With the thrill and run-filled matches in the World Cup Qualifiers-2023, the ‘fever’ of cricket has started showing its effect on the fans. It will reach its peak by the time the World Cup starts in the month of October-November. India is hosting the World Cup-2023 this time, so the fans are expecting the best performance from Team India and becoming the champion. By the way, apart from the performance of the teams in the tournament, the eyes of cricket fans will also be on batsmen like Rohit Sharma, Glenn Maxwell, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Johnny Bairstow, who are thrilling in the field with fours and sixes. As far as hitting the most sixes in the World Cup is concerned, this record is in the name of Chris Gayle of the West Indies.
The record of hitting the most sixes in the World Cup is in the name of Chris Gayle of the West Indies, who has hit the maximum number of 49 sixes while playing 35 World Cup matches between 2003 and 2019. The ‘Universe Boss’ has also hit 116 fours in the World Cup. (IPL)
In the second place in terms of hitting sixes, AB de Villiers of South Africa has hit 37 sixes while playing 23 matches in three World Cups from 2007 to 2015. BCCI)
Ricky Ponting of Australia is at the third place in this list. Ponting, who played his first World Cup in 1996, played the last World Cup in 2011 and hit 31 sixes and 145 fours in 46 matches. (AFP)
Brendon McCullum of New Zealand played four World Cups from 2003 to 2015 and hit 29 sixes and 77 fours in 34 matches. (PIC: Brendon McCullum/Instagram)
South Africa’s Herschelle Gibbs holds the record for hitting six sixes in an over in the 50-over World Cup. Gibbs, who appeared in three World Cups from 1999 to 2007, hit 28 sixes in 25 matches and is fifth on the list. HerschelleGibbs/Instagram
In terms of sixes, Sanath Jayasuriya of Sri Lanka and Sachin Tendulkar of India are jointly in sixth place. Both have hit 27-27 sixes in the World Cup. Jayasuriya, who played five World Cups from 1992 to 2007, hit 27 sixes in 38 matches while Sachin Tendulkar participated in six World Cups from 1992 to 2011 and hit 27 sixes and 241 fours in 45 matches. Sachin has played more matches than Jayasuriya in the World Cup. India’s Rohit Sharma has hit 23 sixes in 17 matches and he is the batsman with the most sixes in the World Cup among current cricketers. (AFP)