The past year has given us a lot of memories to cherish for. The year has been a difficult one for most of us because of the outbreak of the covid-19 pandemic all across the globe. The players had a difficult time isolating themselves for most of the time of the year. In 2021, many big records have been set by the cricketers.
Here is a list of top 5 players with most sixes in the longest format of the game in 2021:
5) Shubman Gill (IND)
Team India’s opener in red ball format-Shubman Gill is at the bottom of the list. In the past year, Gill has played 9 matches in which he has smashed 8 sixes. The 22-year-old has managed to score 478 runs in 17 innings in the longest format of the game.
4) Quinton De Kock (SA)
In at No.4 is the Proteas wicketkeeper batsmen Quinton De Kock. The 29-year-old who has hanged his gloves in red ball format has had an amazing year. In 2021, De Kock has played 6 tests in which he has scored 2348 runs in 10 innings and has smashed 8 sixes. Shubman has also smashed the same number of sixes but the southpaw has been placed at No.4 as he has played 7 innings lesser than the Indian opener.
3) Kyle Meyers (WI)
In at No.3 is the Barbados based cricketer. The 29-year-old has hit 10 sixes in 2021 in 20 innings. He has also smashed a double hundred in this year. In 10 matches, the player has scored 636 runs.
2) Rohit Sharma (IND)
India’s limited over skipper and Virat Kohli’s deputy in red ball format stands at No.2 in the list. In the past year, the ‘HITMAN’ has participated in 11 tests in which he has smashed 11 sixes. The 34-year-old has also scored 906 runs in 21 innings which comprises of two centuries and four half centuries.
1) Rishabh Pant
The Uttarakhand based middle order batsmen has had a year to remember. He has participated in 12 tests in which he has scored 748 runs. The southpaw has smashed the most number of sixes in the calendar year. The 29-year-old has 15 sixes to his name at a strike rate of 60 and at an average of 40.