IPL 2021: From fastest century to most sixes, Chris Gayle holds these 5 big records in IPL
IPL 2021: From fastest century to most sixes, Chris Gayle holds these 5 big records in IPL- Known for his explosive batting,…
IPL 2021: From fastest century to most sixes, Chris Gayle holds these 5 big records in IPL- Known for his explosive batting, Chris Gayle has amassed a number of records in various T20 leagues around the world. IPL is no different. The Punjab Kings batsman, who is known for his for taking on bowlers from ball-one, has a number of records in IPL that are unlikely to broken in IPL. Take a look at his staggering stats below:
IPL Highest individual run scorer
Chris Gayle had slammed 175 runs off just 66 balls against now-defunct Pune Warriors India in IPL 2021. His innings was comprised of 17 sixes and 13 fours.
IPL Most sixes in an innings
As mentioned above, Gayle had slammed 17 sixes in the above innings against PWI. The second best is Brendon McCullum who had slammed 13 sixes while scoring 158* against RCB in the IPL opener.
IPL Fastest century
Chris Gayle had slammed a 30-ball century while playing against Pune Warriors in the same match. No one is close to him; the second best is Yusuf Pathan who had slammed 37-ball century against MI in IPL 2010.
When it comes to hitting sixes, Chris Gayle is in a league of his own. He has smacked 349 sixes (132 matches) in IPL, most by any players in the tournament. AB De Villiers is the second-best with 235 sixes in 169 matches.
IPL Most run in over
Chris Gayle had slammed 36 runs in an over against now-defunct Kochi Tuskers Kerala. He had played 7 balls in the over where he slammed four sixes, 3 fours. He has scored 126 runs in that innings.
Most centuries in IPL
Chris Gayle also tops the leaderboard for most tons in IPL. He has slammed 6 centuries in his IPL career, most in the cash-rich league. Virat Kohli is the second best with 5 tons. AB De Villiers is placed third with 3 hundreds.
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