IPL 2022: “I think I can break the 117-meter mark” – Rovman Powell confident of hitting the longest six this season

Rovman Powell
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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.

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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.

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.

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