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 461 matches and has amassed a staggering 14,547 runs at an average of 36.28 and strike rate of 144.81. 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 121 sixes in T20 International matches, which is the third-highest only behind New Zealand’s Martin Guptill (165) and Rohit Sharma (154) 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 764 sixes, Russell has smashed 517 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 461 1056 14547 36.28 144.83
Kieron Pollard 579 764 11422 31.55 151.95
Andre Russell 393 517 6446 25.99 169.36
Brendon McCullum 367 485 9915 30.05 136.51
Shane Watson 341 467 8813 29.47 138.37
AB de Villiers 340 436 9420 37.38 150.19
Aaron Finch 346 424 10436 33.88 139.99
Rohit Sharma 364 418 9779 32.17 134.12
Colin Munro 323 417 8156 30.78 140.81
David Warner 313 389 10308 37.76 140.88

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