‘Oh, that’s humongous. Out of the park.’ Commentators often pop out with such lines these days – All thanks to the T20 format. Grounds have become shorter and the rules favour batsmen more than ever.
Hitting a boundary has never been easier for a batsman. You don’t need to look beyond Indian Premier League’s (IPL) inaugural game in 2008. We witnessed an absolute masterclass from KKR’s Brendan McCullum – 158* (73). The blockbuster innings featured 10 fours and 13 sixes.
Note: A batsman needs to have scored more than 700 runs in his IPL career. This graph does not count IPL stats.