The term ‘rain sixes’ is most commonly used in the T20 version of cricket, but now the T10 and The Hundred have tried to shorten the game even further. However, T20 remains the shortest form of international cricket.
If we talk about sixes, while the T20 format sees the ball much more often across the border than Test cricket, there were some batsmen who wanted to tackle the bowlers with their daring and devastating batting style, even in Test cricket, where the challenges are many bigger than white ball cricket.
We look at the top 5 batsmen with the most sixes in Test cricket:
With 91 sixes off his bat, Virender Sehwag is the record holder for In the a test. The quick opener put doubt in the bowler’s head even before the game started. Known for his attacking style of play, with the help of 23 tons, Sehwag scored 8586 runs in 104 Tests on an average of 49.34.
He is the only Indian to have achieved two triple centuries in the longest format. The right-hander has 8273 runs in one-day matches to his name and was a key figure in India’s victory at the 2011 World Cup.