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Pakistan's Shahid Afridi bats during a One-Day International (ODI) cricket match between South Africa and Pakistan in Bloemfontein at Chevrolet Park on March 10, 2013. South Africa won by 125 runs. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER JOE (Photo credit should read ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images)

The 5 Longest Sixes in International Cricket

In the modern era big hits rather sixes are a pretty common scenario in the game. And there are a huge number of gigantic hitters of the ball who are capable of clearing the ground by miles.

Here is the list of top 5 batsmen who hit longest sixes of history.

1. Albert Trott

Albert TrottThe supreme place in the list is probably the oldest in this list. Albert Trott was a player for both England and Australia in the late 1800s. In 1899, he did strike a six that cleared the pavilion of the Lord’s Cricket Ground.

2. Shahid Afridi

Pakistan's Shahid Afridi bats during a One-Day International (ODI) cricket match between South Africa and Pakistan in Bloemfontein at Chevrolet Park on March 10, 2013. South Africa won by 125 runs. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER JOE (Photo credit should read ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images)

For one more moment, Shahid Afridi makes a presence in the place. It had been Pakistan’s match versus South Africa in the 3rd ODI of the series during Pakistan’s visit to South Africa a few years back. The six was very big which it did clear the stadium and in addition to it, the ball went into the golf course nearby the cricket ground.

3. Yuvraj Singh

India's Yuvraj Singh hits a six during their Cricket World Cup 2011 quarter-final match against Australia in Ahmedabad March 24, 2011. REUTERS/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Files

Perfectly, it’s minimum amazing that Yuvraj Singh’s name is usually stringed to sixes. The player to hit 6 sixes within an over in International T20 has strike lots of sixes. He is probably the only player which could clear the ground with a minor flick of the wrists.

4. Mark Waugh

Mark WaughOne of the most stylish batsmen Australia get ever created, Mark Waugh does create his position in the list with a majestic strike against the Kiwi spinner, Daniel Vettori in November, 1997 during the second test of New Zealand’s tour to Australia. On a tossed up delivery, Vettori invited Mark to strike and he did admit the challenge and managed to hit a massive hit right over the bowler’s head.

5. MS Dhoni

Indian cricketer captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni plays a shot during the only Twenty20 match between India and England at The Eden Gardens in Kolkata on October 29, 2011. AFP PHOTO/Dibyangshu SARKAR (Photo credit should read DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Not surprisingly, for one more moment, the Indian skipper of the smaller platforms seems in the list and this moment having an much larger hit. It was the complement between India and New Zealand in March, 2009 and India, batting 1st were in way to generate a huge score. Just then, in the 44thover of the innings, MS Dhoni was standing and delivered his unique helicopter shot and the ball, just like a trace of bullet sailed deep into the stands of the long off area.

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