Explosive batsmen have a high demand for IPL. The owner of every team wants to have such batsmen in their team who are experts in hitting sixes. The delivery of the ball across the boundary can cause a sudden increase in the run rate. This helps a lot in making the team score big.
Fours and sixes in the IPL keep the thrill in the match. Although not every batsman has the ability to hit sixes in every over, but in a T20, every batsman can hit fours. 1 ball 4 runs are easier than scoring 6 runs. Many times the ball reaches across the boundary only with the correct use of the wrists.
In the IPL, Shikhar Dhawan has recorded the highest number of fours in the IPL, scoring 524 boundaries in 159 matches. No other player has achieved the figure of 500 fours in the IPL yet. At the same time, Indian players are ahead in terms of hitting most fours.
However, in this article, we will tell you about 4 foreign players who have scored the most fours in the IPL. Let’s know who are those 3 foreign players who have hit the most fours in the IPL.
4 foreign players with highest fours in IPL
4. Shane Watson
Chennai Super Kings opener Shane Watson is third in the case. Watson is ranked third among foreign batsmen in terms of maximum fours in IPL and overall 13th.
Watson has played a total of 134 matches so far in his IPL career, with 343 fours in 130 innings. Although Watson is known for his long sixes more than fours, and that is probably why his fours are so low.
3. Chris Gayle
Kings XI Punjab opener Chris Gayle is famous for his long sixes in the IPL. In the IPL, Gayle has hit more than 300 sixes and there are no players around him in this case but he is far behind in terms of hitting fours.
Chris Gayle has hit 369 boundaries in 125 matches so far. Gayle mostly hits sixes, so his number of fours is bound to decrease.
2. AB de Villiers
The explosive batsman AB de Villiers of Royal Challengers Bangalore is known for his quick innings. He has played in many IPL winnings so far and has hit many fours and sixes during this period.
AB de Villiers has played 154 matches so far in his IPL career, hitting 357 fours in 142 innings. He is ranked third among foreign players and 11th overall in terms of maximum fours.
1. David Warner
Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner is the foreign batsman with the highest fours in the IPL. He has so far hit 458 boundaries in 126 matches. Overall David Warner is at number five on this list. He is the only foreign player in the top 5 in terms of the highest fours in IPL.