In pictures: Chris Gayle and his multiple records in cricket

24-Apr-2013
  • Chris Gayle hit the fastest century in any format achieving it in just 30 balls against Pune Warriors India. Gayle's 17 sixes during his knock is the most in the IPL, beating Brendon McCullum's 13 in the first ever IPL match. He also scored the highest ever T20 score. The team too, went to post 263 runs - the highest total in T20 history

    Chris Gayle hit the fastest century in any format achieving it in just 30 balls against Pune Warriors India. Gayle's 17 sixes during his knock is the most in the IPL, beating Brendon McCullum's 13 in the first ever IPL match. He also scored the highest ever T20 score. The team too, went to post 263 runs - the highest total in T20 history

  • Chris Gayle recently became the first man ever to score 10,000 runs in T20s during Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Gujarat Lions at IPL 2017

    Chris Gayle recently became the first man ever to score 10,000 runs in T20s during Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Gujarat Lions at IPL 2017

  • The maverick left-hander has been the leading run scorer in two editions of the IPL - 608 runs in 2011 and 733 runs in 2012

    The maverick left-hander has been the leading run scorer in two editions of the IPL - 608 runs in 2011 and 733 runs in 2012

  • Gayle has blasted the most number of hundreds in the Indian Premier League (four till date)

    Gayle has blasted the most number of hundreds in the Indian Premier League (four till date)

  • The Caribbean left-hander has hit the most sixes in the IPL - 230 till date

    The Caribbean left-hander has hit the most sixes in the IPL - 230 till date

  • Among the top run scorers in the IPL, Gayle is the one with the highest  average at 47.50

    Among the top run scorers in the IPL, Gayle is the one with the highest average at 47.50

  • He is only the fourth man in Test cricket to have slammed two triple centuries -- Don Bradman, Brian Lara and Virender Sehwag being the other three

    He is only the fourth man in Test cricket to have slammed two triple centuries -- Don Bradman, Brian Lara and Virender Sehwag being the other three

  • In November 2012, Gayle became the first batsman to hit the first ball off a Test match for six. He did so against Bangladesh at Mirpur

    In November 2012, Gayle became the first batsman to hit the first ball off a Test match for six. He did so against Bangladesh at Mirpur

  • In the first ever World T20 match at Johannesburg, Gayle smashed 117 off 57 balls against South Africa, with 10 sixes and seven fours

    In the first ever World T20 match at Johannesburg, Gayle smashed 117 off 57 balls against South Africa, with 10 sixes and seven fours

  • Following his century at Johannesburg, he became the first international cricketer to score a century in all formats of the game

    Following his century at Johannesburg, he became the first international cricketer to score a century in all formats of the game

  • Chris Gayle has the highest number of sixes in T20Is (98), second highest in all international cricket (434) and third highest in ODIs (238).

    Chris Gayle has the highest number of sixes in T20Is (98), second highest in all international cricket (434) and third highest in ODIs (238).

  • Chris Gayle became the first player to ever score a double century in a World Cup when he scored 215 runs against Zimbabwe. he also became the joint record-holder for most sixes in an ODI match with 16 sixes. He set the record for the fastest double ton hit in 138 balls

    Chris Gayle became the first player to ever score a double century in a World Cup when he scored 215 runs against Zimbabwe. he also became the joint record-holder for most sixes in an ODI match with 16 sixes. He set the record for the fastest double ton hit in 138 balls

  • Chris Gayle hit an unbeaten ton against England in a 2016 WT20 match and set a plethora of records that includes becoming the first cricketer to score two hundreds in World T20 events, most sixes in WT20s (60), most sixes in an innings in WT20 (11). He also hit the joint-third fastest century in T20Is (47 balls). Pic/ AFP

    Chris Gayle hit an unbeaten ton against England in a 2016 WT20 match and set a plethora of records that includes becoming the first cricketer to score two hundreds in World T20 events, most sixes in WT20s (60), most sixes in an innings in WT20 (11). He also hit the joint-third fastest century in T20Is (47 balls). Pic/ AFP

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