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    So where have the 120-metre hits gone? This is a puzzle, and I can only speculate. I wonder if the tracking technology has been tweaked slightly; it was only introduced in 2007, and perhaps it was not fully proven in the first few years (attempts to contact Hawk-Eye received no response). But perhaps it is just that batsmen with their super bats have realised that it only takes three-quarter power to clear most boundaries, especially in India. When you get the same reward for 70 metres as 120 metres, why try for the latter and risk loss of control? If you want to see full-blooded hitting, check out videos of Ian Botham or Viv Richards hitting sixes with older bats. The shots may not have gone quite as far, and you never saw a mishit drive go for six, but they put everything into them. Many of the strokes that so easily go for six these days look like chip shots by comparison.
    Interesting final paragraph in the article, perhaps explaining why modern bat technology doesnt necessarily mean balls are travelling further.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Hill View Post
    Interesting final paragraph in the article, perhaps explaining why modern bat technology doesnt necessarily mean balls are travelling further.
    Like comparing a full flashing Brian Lara cover drive to a David Warner stiff-wristed block-punch for 4.

    One of them is awesome to watch. One is a bit meh.

    Not much need to hit hard these days, just follow through on the shot if going aerial and you'll be alright.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Immenso View Post

    Not much need to hit hard these days, just follow through on the shot if going aerial and you'll be alright.
    Don't even need to follow through fully. How often do you see batsmen following through with the bat going right behind the back anymore? They always end a bit over the head now.
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    Bowlers always hit the biggest sixes.


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    Of those not yet mentioned:

    Albert Trott
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    Miandad would have whacked Lillee's head 200m.



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    Afridi and Gayle by miles and the fact that they hit BIG shots on a regular basis makes them even more special. Gilly, Mac, Hayden and Freddie all deserve a shout too.

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    This one is easy

    With a bat - Inzi
    Without - Symonds
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    Quote Originally Posted by turnstyle View Post
    This one is easy

    With a bat - Inzi
    Without - Symonds
    haha you went there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Hill View Post
    Is there still the seat at the MCG that is a different colour because of Simon O'Donnell's hit? I think Simon O'Donnell hit the biggest six at the 'G, which is quite remarkable considering it happened in the 80s and T20 has happened since then. Unless someone knows that it's been bettered.
    Yep it's still there.

    MCC has a coloured seat to denote the biggest six hit at the ground, it's still Simon O'Donnells. It used to be a plaque, but was replaced with the coloured seat with the MCG refurbishments.

    162m's from memory, level 3 of the Great Southern Stand.

    Was off of Greg Mathews in a shield game.
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    162 metres? How can it be that much bigger than all the 110m sixes the commentators gush over in the big bash
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_mister View Post
    162 metres? How can it be that much bigger than all the 110m sixes the commentators gush over in the big bash
    Gravity was less strong back in the old days.
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