Chris Gayle smashed a record-breaking 18 sixes © Twitter
Chris Gayle and his record-breaking antics proceed within the shorter format of the sport. Folks will fall wanting superlatives to explain the large Windies swashbuckling opener. The explosive West Indies batsman on Tuesday smashed an unbeaten 146 runs off 69 balls for Rangpur Riders within the ultimate of Bangladesh Premier League in opposition to Dhaka Dynamites. With this feat, he additionally turned the primary batsman to breach the 11,000 run mark in T20 cricket. The closest participant subsequent on the checklist is Brendon
McCullum who has 8526 runs in his kitty from 309 matches.
Gayle additionally hit a mind-boggling 18 sixes within the match which can also be a file in itself. He now has 801 T20 sixes to his title.
The earlier file for the utmost variety of sixes in a T20 match was additionally held by Gayle when he smashed 17 sixes for Royal Challengers Bangalore in opposition to Pune Warriors throughout Indian Premier League (IPL) 2013.
Put into bat first, Gayle’s Rangpur Riders posted 206 runs for the lack of one wicket of their 20 overs. Fellow Windies batsman Johnson Charles departed for three within the second over as Shakib Al Hasan struck for his staff. Nonetheless, it was after his dismissal that the towering Gayle hammered the bowlers at will to the boundaries. Aided by Kiwi batsman Brendon McCullum (51*), Gayle smashed 4 boundaries and hit 18 maximums.
Gayle made his T20 debut in opposition to New Zealand on the Eden Park on February 16, 2006.