Gayle-storm! Chris Gayle and his multiple records in cricket
Chris Gayle became the first batsman to score a century in this year's edition of the cash-rich league. Gayle went on to score an unbeaten 104 runs off just 63 balls with 1 boundary and a staggering 11 sixes. Gayle strike rate was 165.07.
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 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.
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).
The Caribbean left-hander has hit the most sixes in the IPL - 230 till date.
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.
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 the first ever World T20 match at Johannesburg, Gayle smashed 117 off 57 balls against South Africa, with 10 sixes and seven fours