Chris Gayle, who is usually of a calm demeanour, uncharacteristically showed emotions by losing his coolness and swung his bat being disappointed after being bowled at 99 by pacer Jofra Archer of Rajasthan Royals. Chris Gayle lost his temper after being dismissed one run short of a century and swung his bat in frustration, the piece of willow flying towards mid-wicket.
Kings XI Punjab batsman Chris Gayle was fined 10 per cent of his match-fee for breaching Indian Premier League’s (IPL) Code of Conduct during his team’s match against Rajasthan Royals at Abu Dhabi. Chris Gayle who has hit maximum centuries in IPL missed out on the 7th century but became the first batsman to hit 1000 sixes in T20.
Chris Gayle Admits To Offence But Becomes First Player To Hit 1000 T20 Sixes
Chris Gayle has admitted to the offence and accepted the sanction. He may have missed out on yet another Twenty20 ton on Friday when he was dismissed for 99, but he wrote his name into the history books when he became the first player to smash 1,000 T20 sixes.
The fearless, free-scoring West Indies batsman, 41, is the only player to amass more than 13,000 T20 runs in a little over 400 matches. Usually an opening batsman and is the first batsman to score 10,000 T20 career runs.
He is the first and only batsman to hit 300 sixes in IPL history. He has the highest individual score in T20 with 175* (off 66 balls) against Pune Warriors India, which he made as an opener. He has the most T20 centuries -22, which is 14 more than any other batsman.
Chris Gayle Walked In With KXIP 1/1 And Scores 99 With 8 Sixes
Chris Gayle walked in with the Kings XI Punjab one-down losing Mandeep Singh without opening his account and smashed 99 off 63 balls with eight sixes, which took his tally to 1,001 sixes. KXIP managed 185/4 as Ben Stokes, and Jofra Archer took two wickets each.
However, he was bowled by Rajasthan Royals’ fast bowler Jofra Archer as he looked to complete his 23rd T20 century. Gayle’s T20 domination is further underlined by the fact that the next best six-hitting batsman is compatriot West Indian Kieron Pollard who plays for Mumbai Indians in IPL, who has cleared the boundary ropes 690 times in over 450 innings.
However, his 99 was in vain as Rajasthan Royals led by opener Ben Stokes, who scored 50 and Sanju Samson, who scored 48 overcame the target of 186 within 18 overs. Both Rajasthan and Punjab have 12 points and are placed 5th and 4th respectively. KKR also have 12 points but are placed 6th ahead of SRH and CSK based on net run rate.