Nothing in cricket is arguably more exhilarating than listening to the crowd roar when a batsman hammers the ball out of the park.

The Indian Premier League (IPL) too has seen many power-hitters over the years, who have made hitting sixes seem trivial.

Ahead of the 14th edition of the tournament, Sportstar takes a look at the top 10 players who have hit the most number of maximums across all seasons.

1. Chris Gayle

Even for someone who isn’t an avid follower of the league, this should come as no surprise.

Gayle is not known for deft singles or his running between the wickets. He believes in going big. The flamboyant Jamaican has tonked 349 humongous sixes in 132 matches.

He also holds the record for most sixes in an innings when he smashed 17 sixes against the now-defunct Pune Warriors India in 2013.

2. AB de Villiers

Wouldn’t it be strange if ‘Mr. 360’ didn’t feature on this elite…

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