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West Indies cricket team batsman Chris Gayle currently holds the record for hitting the most sixes in T20 cricket

Often regarded as the greatest T20 batsman in history, the Chris Gayle has clobbered 1056 sixes in 463 matches and has amassed a staggering 14,562 runs at an average of 36.22 and strike rate of 144.75. The 41-year-old southpaw is the only cricketer to aggregate more than 14,000 runs and smash over 1000 sixes in the shortest format of the game.

Since making his T20I debut against New Zealand in 2006, Gayle has cemented himself as one of the most feared batsmen in world cricket and helped West Indies claim the ICC World T20 titles in 2012 and 2016.

Chris Gayle has hit 124 sixes in T20 International matches, which is the third-highest only behind New Zealand’s Martin Guptill (172) and Rohit Sharma (172) of India.

Apart from representing the West Indies, Gayle has played for several franchises in the Indian T20 League, Caribbean Premier League, Big Bash, Pakistan Premier League and Bangladesh Premier League. 

The Jamaica-born cricketer broke the record for the fastest T20 hundred in history when he scored a blitzkrieg 66-ball 175 for Bangalore against Pune in the Indian T20 League. Gayle also holds the record for the joint-fastest fifty along with Yuvraj Singh and Hazratullah Zazai having smashed a 12-ball half-century while playing for Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash.

Apart from Gayle, his West Indies teammates Kieron Pollard and Andre Russell are in the top three list for most sixes in T20 cricket. While Pollard has hit 790 sixes, Russell has smashed 571 maximums.

Former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum (485) and retired Australia all-rounder Shane Watson (467) complete the top five list for the most sixes in T20 cricket.

Most sixes in T20 cricket

Player Matches Sixes Runs Average  Strike Rate
Chris Gayle 463 1056 14547 36.28 144.83
Kieron Pollard 612 790 11871 31.07 150.68
Andre Russell 426 571 7135 26.52 169.07
Brendon McCullum 370 485 9922 29.97 136.49
Shane Watson 343 467 8821 29.30 138.30
Rohit Sharma 396 452 10481 31.28 133.85
Colin Munro 355 443 8884 30.73 140.77
AB de Villiers 340 436 9424 37.24 150.13
Aaron Finch 346 431 10721 33.82 139.97
David Warner 328 405 10870 38.27 141.33

Most sixes in T20 Internationals

Player Matches Sixes Runs Average  Strike Rate
Rohit Sharma 138 176 3677 32.53 141.26
Martin Guptill 121 172 3497 31.79 135.80
Chris Gayle 79 124 1899 27.92 137.50
Eoin Morgan 115 120 2458 28.58 136.17
Aaron Finch 94 119 2908 35.03 145.91
Paul Stirling 114 111 3011 28.67 134.84
Evin Lewis 50 110 1423 30.93 155.51
Colin Munro 65 107 1724 31.34 156.44
Virat Kohli 106 104 3597 50.66 138.18
David Warner 91 100 2684 33.55 140.89

Featured photo: IPL/BCCI

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