The batsman who played 3 matches in IPL 2021, the new Sixer King of T20, revealed the secret of his power

Rachna Kumari
12/10/2021 11:36 IST
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New Zealand wicket-keeper batsman Glenn Phillips has hit the most sixes in T20 cricket this year with 89. He credits his success to the press-ups exercise, which he does 800 times a day in the gym.

New Delhi.The direct meaning of T20 cricket is 'death warrant' of bowlers and 'air fire' license to the batsmen openly. It has not been many years since this format started. But every year new batsmen who do power hinting are emerging. One such batsman is Glenn Phillips of New Zealand. Whose speed of hitting sixes is so fast that now even sixer kings like Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers are seen lagging behind them. Due to the power-hitting ability of this right-handed wicket-keeper batsman, there is a demand in T20 leagues around the world today. There is a valid reason for this as well. Phillips has hit 89 sixes in T20 cricket this year. He credits this success to his sweating in the gym.

The secret of Phillips' long sixes is the press-ups, which he does 800 times a day. This 24-year-old Kiwi batsman said in a virtual press conference that my ability to hit sixes has improved due to spending a long time in the gym. I do 800 press-ups daily along with weight training. This is the secret of my hitting six.

I know the strong side of my batting: Phillips further said that I think it is the squeeze of both my hard work in the gym and my understanding of cricket. It is also important to understand what is the strong side of your batting. I know this, so instead of hitting every ball for sixes, I choose the ball that is in my zone.

Phillips hit the most number of sites this year, Phillips has hit the most number of sixes in 2021 so far. He has scored 1289 runs in 48 matches this year at a strike rate of more than 150. Philips has studded 9 fifty. He is followed by England batsman Liam Livingstone. He has hit 82 sixes in 38 matches this year. Livingstone has scored 1255 runs at a strike rate of more than 154 during this period. He has also scored 1 century and 8 half-centuries. West Indies' Evin Lewis is at the third position among the batsmen who hit sixes in T20 this year. He has hit 75 sixes in 29 matches. West Indies batsman Gayle has hit 41 sixes this year.

Phillips hit only 2 sixes in IPL 2021, this New Zealand batsman played in IPL 2021. Phillips scored 25 runs in 3 matches for the Royals. He hit 2 sixes and 1 four in this season of the league. He has scored 506 runs with 29 sixes in 25 T20Is for New Zealand.

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