Who has hit the longest 6 in Cricketing history?

So who has hit the longest 6 in Cricket? Well, this won’t be a surprise to many. No, it’s not Chris Gayle or AB de Villiers, the record for the longest Six in cricketing history is held by the all-rounder from Pakistan, Shahid Afridi.

With a breath-taking distance of 158 metres, this by far is the longest Six to be ever hit on a cricket field. Do you want to know the others who came close to achieving this feat?

Let’s look at the Top 5 Longest Sixes in Cricket:

No. 1 Shahid Afridi (158 metres)

Shahid Afridi hit a monstrous 158 metres Six against South Africa at Johannesburg in the year 2013. In addition to this he also hold the record for one of the fastest ODI 100s in Cricket.
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No. 2 Brett Lee (135 metres)

This name might raise a few eyebrows, nonetheless, it was the Australian speedster, Brett lee, who hit the 2nd Longest Six in cricketing history. Playing against the west Indies at Gabba, Brett Lee cleared the ropes with an astonishing 135 metres Six in the year 2005.
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No. 3 Martin Guptill (127 metres)

The Kiwi batting maestro, Martin Guptill hit a humongous 127 metres Six in a T20 Match against South Africa to hold the position for the 3rd longest Six in cricketing history. This Six that he hit was so high that it ended up hitting the roof of the Stands.
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No. 4 Corey Anderson (122 metres)

Another New Zealander to cement his place in this list is Corey Anderson. Anderson cleared the ropes with a 122 metres long Six against a formidable Indian bowling attack.
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No. 5 Yuvraj Singh (120 metres)

One of the greatest left handed batsman that the world has ever seen, Yuvraj Singh, from India achieved this feat of hitting one of the longest sixes, against the fiery Australian, Brett Lee. Yuvraj Singh hit Brett Lee out of the park with a 120 metres hit over the boundary, in 2007.
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