Chris Gayle - 1st To Hit 1000 T20 Sixes
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Chris Gayle – 1st To Hit 1000 T20 Sixes

Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle (Image Credit: IPL)

On Friday (30th October) evening, “The Universe Boss” Chris Gayle became the first batsman to hit 1000 sixes in T20 cricket career. At the end of that innings, Gayle has smashed 1001 T20 sixes.

During the 50th match of the IPL 2020, where Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) were playing against Rajasthan Royals (RR) at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium (Abu Dhabi), star KXIP cricketer Chris Gayle achieved this incredible feat.

Ahead of this match, the left-handed Jamaican batsman already smashed 993 sixes in 401 T20 innings (409 matches). While he was seven sixes away from the 1000 T20 sixes, Gayle hit 8 sixes during the 50th match of the IPL 2020 against Rajasthan Royals. Unlucky Gayle just missed out his 23rd T20 century as he was dismissed in the final over of the first innings after scoring 99 runs off 63 balls (6 fours and 8 sixes). After that innings, Gayle has hit 1001 T20 sixes in 402 innings (410 matches).

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Chris Gayle (Image Credit: IPL)

The second most six-hitter in T20 cricket history is way behind from Gayle. Trinidadian all-rounder Kieron Pollard is in the next place of Gayle in the list of most T20 sixes with 690 sixes in 466 T20 innings (524 T20 matches).

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Kieron Pollard (Image Credit: IPL)

In the list of top 10 most T20 sixes, Rohit Sharma is the only Indian who has hit 376 T20 sixes in 324 innings (337 matches). At present, Rohit is the 8th most six-hitter in T20 cricket history.

Rohit Sharma, most T20 sixes
Rohit Sharma is leading the table of most T20 sixes among the Indians (Image Credit: Twitter)

Most T20 sixes (Top 10)

Player Nationality Matches (Innings) Number of Sixes
Chris Gayle Jamaican 410 (402) 1001
Kieron Pollard Trinidadian 524 (466) 690
Brendon McCullum New Zealand 370 (364) 485
Shane Watson Australian 343 (335) 467
Andre Russell Jamaican 339 (286) 447
AB de Villiers South African 322 (303) 417
Aaron Finch Australian 298 (293) 384
Rohit Sharma Indian 337 (324) 376
Dwayne Smith Barbadian 337 (327) 375
David Warner Australian 294 (293) 371

Chris Gayle has also hit 1000+ T20 fours

Chris Gayle, 1000 T20 sixes, 1000 sixes, Most T20 sixes
Chris Gayle (Image Credit: IPL)

Chris Gayle has not only managed to hit 1000 T20 sixes, but he is also the only batsman to hit 1000 T20 fours. After this latest match, Gayle has managed to hit 1041 T20 fours in 402 innings. In the list of most T20 fours, Australian cricketer David Warner is in the second position with 945 T20 fours in 293 innings (294 matches).

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