The introduction of limited overs cricket in the game's modern era has undoubtedly enhanced the sport's excitement.
Batting fundamentals such as patience, early caution and textbook techniques have been replaced by a vastly different mentality, whereby finding the fence, or clearing it, is now considered king.
Many batsmen around the world now strike fear into the hearts of bowlers, such is their ferocious hitting and ability to send the ball into the stands.
But which players have struck the greatest number of sixes in international competition? Which have landed the greatest number of immense blows?
On the following slides are the most prolific six-hitters in the game's history. By combining Test, ODI and T20I records, we identify the most brutal batsmen to have walked the planet.