Chris Gayle becomes the first batsman to hit 100 sixes in T20I, does it with a monstrous six | Watch Video

Chris Gayle is currently the leading the list of batsman who has hit most number of sixes in the shortest format of the game

West Indies’ star opener Chris Gayle made his comeback to the side memorable by etching his name in the record books of T20I. Gayle struck a humongous six off David Willey in the first T20I and became the first batsman to hit a total of 100 sixes in T20I. Gayle struck the good length ball from Willey right over his head for a maximum. The ball was struck with trademark brute force of Gayle as it went into the second tier of the stadium in the long off region.

Gayle did not just hit one six in the first T20I. The self-proclaimed “Universe Boss” went on a rampage at Chester le street scoring 40 runs from 21 balls hitting 4 big sixes and 3 fours. Gayle dealt mostly in boundaries like he always does. He scored 36 runs out of 40 through boundaries.

Here’s the video of his 100th six-

Gayle can be called as the undisputed champion in the number of sixes in T20Is. Brendon McCullum is the nearest one to him with 91 sixes but has retired from international cricket. The current players who might pose a threat to his record in future are Martin Guptill, Yuvraj Singh and David Warner with 76, 74, 74 sixes in T20Is.

Gayle’s innings helped West Indies dominate England as the hosts won the toss and elected to bowl first. Gayle put on a partnership of 77 with opener Evin Lewis in just 39 balls. West Indies got off to a flier as they were scoring almost at a run rate of 12 runs per over before Gayle got out.

Here’s how Gayle got runout-

However, Lewis is the rising star on this list as he has scored 40 sixes in 14 T20Is he has played. He considers himself a player like Gayle and going by the record he might be.

Gayle played for West Indies after a break of 2 years owing to the dispute with West Indies Cricket Board (WICB).