Delhi Capitals batter Rovman Powell has said he could hit the longest six in the IPL 2022, going beyond the 117-meter six by Liam Livingstone.
After a slow start to the season, the Caribbean ace has found his rhythm for Delhi Capitals. The right-handed explosive batter has scored 202 runs in 10 matches at a fantastic strike rate of 171.18.
On Thursday night, Rowman Powell played a brilliant unbeaten knock of 67 runs off 35 deliveries, including six maximums. The contest between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Capitals saw some monstrous hits. While Nicholas Pooran hit a 108-meter six, Aiden Markram registered a 103-meter six. However, Rovman Powell wasn’t too behind in the race as the power-hitter smashed a 104-meter six during his enterprising knock.
In the post-match interaction with David Warner and DC’s assistant coach Shane Watson, Powell said he is confident of crossing the 130-meter mark.
Rovman Powell is eyeing to smash a 130-meter six
“I think I can break the 117-meter mark. I told Mandeep yesterday that I am going to hit the ball close to the 130-meter mark. Let’s see how it goes,” said Powell in the post-match interaction.
He also opined that using the depth of the crease and not trying to overhit the ball is the key to hitting the ball for a long distance.
“The key is to not try and overhit the ball. Once you get into good positions, once you get a good base, it’s just about the core. My core is strong and then, on good wickets, I can swing through the line, hit the ball across the line and swing like a golfer,” he added.
“That’s basically what I do. I give myself a chance and use the depth of the crease so that I can get under the balls when they try to bowl full,” Rovman Powell concluded.
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The record of hitting the longest six in the Indian Premier League is currently registered against the name of the South African all-rounder Albie Morkel. The left-handed southpaw smashed Pragyan Ojha for a 125-meter six during the inaugural season of the IPL in 2008.
Meanwhile, Liam Livingstone has hit the longest six in the IPL 2022. He sent Mohammad Shami for a 117-meter ride during the game between Punjab Kings and Gujarat Titans.