Top 5: Youngest cricketers to hit 8 or more sixes in an IPL inning

May 3, 2024

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The Indian Premier League (IPL) is a breeding ground for young talent, who have shown fearlessness with their massive six-hitting abilities. These youngsters’ ability to hit the ball so far at a young age hints at great potential for the future of cricket. As the IPL keeps finding gems, fans can expect to see more exciting displays of power-hitting from young players in the coming years.

Let’s look at some of the youngest players who have achieved the incredible feat of hitting eight or more sixes in a single inning, leaving the crowd speechless with their power-hitting displays at a very young age.

5 youngest players to hit 8 or more sixes in a single inning

1. Rishabh Pant – 9 sixes vs Gujarat Lions, 2017:

Rishabh Pant

At 19 years and 212 days old, Rishabh Pant showcased his potential in grand style. Playing for Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals DC) against Gujarat Lions (GL) in IPL 2017, Pant played a phenomenal innings of 97 runs in 43 balls, hitting 9 sixes. With Pant’s remarkable innings, DC chased down the target of 208 in just 17.3 overs.

2. Nitish Kumar Reddy – 8 sixes vs Rajasthan Royals, 2024:

Nitish Kumar Reddy

Nitish Kumar Reddy, at the age of 20 years and 342 days, demonstrated his ability to clear the ropes easily. Representing Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) against Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the 50th match of IPL 2024, Nitish played an explosive innings 76 off 42, embellished with 8 sixes. With the help of this innings SRH posted a total of 201 for 3.

3. Yashasvi Jaiswal – 8 sixes vs Mumbai Indians, 2023:

Yashasvi Jaiswal

Yashasvi Jaiswal, known for his elegant stroke play, exhibited his aggressive side against Mumbai Indians (MI) in IPL 2023. At just 21 years and 123 days old, Jaiswal mesmerized fans with 8 big sixes in his remarkable innings of 124 for 62.

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4. Ishan Kishan – 9 sixes vs RCB, 2020:

Ishan Kishan

Ishan Kishan, the young sensation of MI, left a lasting impression with his blistering knock against Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) in IPL 2020. Aged 22 years and 72 days, Kishan’s assault on the RCB bowling attack included 9 towering sixes, displaying his immense power and timing. Unfortunately, Kishan missed his ton by just one run in the game, as the batter got dismissed after scoring 99 runs in 58 balls.

5. Shreyas Iyer 10 sixes vs KKR, 2018:

Shreyas Iyer

Shreyas Iyer, the then-DC skipper in IPL 2018, demonstrated exemplary leadership and batting prowess in an inning for the ages against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). At 23 years and 142 days old, Iyer’s unbeaten innings of 93 off 40, which included 10 colossal sixes, left an indelible mark in IPL history.

Also READ: Top 5- Batters with most sixes by Pull Shot in the Indian Premier League (IPL)

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