It’s been a day of records in the history of IPL where Chris Gayle (RCB) holds most of it. In the Royal Challengers Bangalore - Pune Warriors India IPL clash, Gayle's fireworks will be remembered by cricket fans for long time. With his stunning shots, RCB scored the highest T20 score - 263 for five wickets in their 20 overs. "It was one of those days. I got a good total. I can't say it's a decent total - it's a good total. All I had for breakfast this morning was a plain omelet, two pancakes and a hot chocolate." Gayle said after his brutal innings.
Fastest Century in T20:
Chris Gayle's 30-ball century is fastest ever in IPL. Chris Gayle set a new record for the fastest century in professional cricket by reaching 100 off 30 balls. He scored 175 not out in just 66 balls with 17 sixes and 13 boundaries. He beats the previous 34-ball ton Twenty20 league record set by Australia's Andrew Symonds. South African Richard Levi holds the record for fastest international T20 hundred in 45 balls against New Zealand in 2011 at Hamilton. Pakistan's Shahid Afridi holds the record of fastest century in ODI (37 balls) while Viv Richards holds the record of fastest ton (56 balls) in Test history.
Interesting Tweets on Gayle’s show:
Brian Lara: I like that one wen "Gayle bats fielders become spectators and spectators become fielders" chilling @ home watching some awesome hitting.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni: Life is all about taking the right decision, seeing Gayle bat today I think I took the right decision of being a wicket keeper.
Suresh Raina: A ball just flew past Chepauk! Did it come from Chinnaswamy??????
Shilpa Shetty: Unbelievable inning by Gayle! Thank God we r not at the receiving end!!ha ha ha;) Incredible...he makes it all look so easy!
Dale Steyn: Oh no... Actually, Wow!!! This is insane!!
Darren Sammy: @henrygayle he's not human..He’s a tsunami mixed with a nuclear bomb