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Chris Gayle completes century of sixes in T20 internationals

In the list of hitting the most number of maximums in T20Is, the sturdy Jamaican is followed by New Zealand’s Brendon McCullum (91 sixes) and Australia’s Shane Watson (83 sixes).

Edited by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: September 18, 2017 16:12 IST ]
Chris Gayle hits out for six runs during the NatWest T20I vs EnglandPhoto:AP

One of the most destructive batsmen in the history of the game, Chris Gayle remains a top bet especially when it comes to the shorter format of the game. On Sunday, the Jamaican power-hitter has added yet another badge of honour to his already illustrious jersey when he became the first batsman in the world to complete a century of sixes in Twenty20 Internationals.

Gayle reached the milestone during the lone T20I against England at the Chester-le-Street, Durham which West Indies won by 21 runs. He scored 40 from 21 balls, during which he smashed three fours and four mighty maximums.

Known for his marauding and ruthless style of batting, the 37-year old batsman generally relies on his body strength to clear the boundary with supreme ease. Over the years, Gayle has infused fear in the minds of the bowler's world over with his batting that has earned him wide praise from all corners of world cricket.

The Jamaican reached the milestone of 100 T20I sixes when he struck left-arm seamer David Willey for a maximum.

In the list of most sixes, the swashbuckling opener is followed by former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum (91), Shane Watson (83), David Warner (74) and Shahid Afridi (73).

Gayle has 103 sixes and 134 fours in the 52 T20I he has played for the West Indies. Besides, he has smashed 96 and 238 maximums in 103 Tests and 269 ODIs.

Chris Gayle also owns a plethora of other records in T20 cricket - most centuries (18), half-centuries (65), sixes (772) and fours (804), from 309 matches. He also holds the record for scoring the fastest century in Twenty20 cricket, off just 30 deliveries.

(With Agency Inputs)

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