When a batsman launches a ball beyond the boundary rope, it’s called a six! Six is not just a number but a sense of momentary achievement that a batsman can offer to the team. The buoyant fans in the stadium act as the driving force for the batters in which they provoke the batsman ball by ball and create an electrifying atmosphere. A match without a six being scored is like dry as dust.
There is always a saying that when a ferocious batsman is on strike, the pressure is on the bowler. The rivalry can’t get any better when there is a war between a World class batsman and a bowler. The batsman’s aim is to collect runs for the team whereas the bowler’s aim is to bowl at right lines.
When a batsman wins the ball and gets the better of the bowler with a whopping six, we can see the umpire raising both his hands high up to indicate the ball has crossed the boundary line. The batsmen take plenty of risks to go for the big one. Depending on the timing and shot selection, the ball projects as long as possible.
The cricketing fraternity has relished moments like batsman cuffing 6 sixes in an over, pulling off the ropes with a six, getting off the mark with a six and also clinch milestone with a six. At times, essaying a flamboyant sleek of a six at nerve-racking situations can ultimately relieve pressure on the team.
Now, let’s take a look at the players who bagged most number of sixes in ODIs
#10. Chris Cairns – 153 Sixes
The former Kiwis’ right-hand batsman features in this list for launching 153 sixes for his national team.
Chris Cairns is one of the interesting characters in the New Zealand team as he justified as one of the finest all-rounders. To his contributions with the bat and the ball, Cairns is one of the pivotal parts of New Zealand’s history.