What records does Chris Gayle hold in IPL?

Chris Gayle, the Jamaican cricketer is a left-handed batsman and bowler. Born on 21st September 1979 in Kingston, Jamaica. This batting all-rounder was playing for the West Indies national cricket team for 20 years from 1999 to 2019. Chris Gayle is one of the finest IPL players ever, he is playing from the 2nd season of Indian Premier League edition. So far, Gayle has played for 3 different IPL teams. He was playing for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2009 and 2010. From IPL 2011 to 2017, Gayle was playing for the Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL team, and after that he joined Kings Eleven Punjab. Chriss gayle hold so many records in ipl history :

Highest Individual score in IPL history

This is one record which will most likely not be broken anytime soon. Hitting 175 in a T20 match is outrageous and doing it in just 66 balls is even more extraordinary. The ground was the Chinnaswamy and the Unfortunate opponents were the Pune Warriors in 2013. He started with hitting huge Sixes of all bowlers and he showed no mercy to anyone that day. Virat Kohli and AB De Villiers were spectators in the show of the Universe Boss. He broke the record of Brendon McCullum who hit a smashing 158 in the very first match of the IPL. This was a once in a lifetime innings by a special cricketer and all the fans were privileged to have witnessed it.

Most sixes in an innings

Chris Gayle and sixes is like the greatest love story in cricket. And he has hit so many sixes that it is difficult to keep count. However, there was one day where he hit a century just by dealing in sixes as he smashed 17 sixes in an innings against Pune in 2013 where he hit 175 runs. Seeing his towering sixes was a delight for all the name not named Pune. And he did all this while smiling as if nothing was happening. He is a once in a lifetime cricketer, the likes of which we may never see again. That exhibition of six hitting that day will be remembered forever.

Most number of hundreds in IPL

This record is also held by the Universe Boss Chris Gayle. It shows how consistent he was in the tournament hitting 6 hundreds in such a difficult format to score hundreds. His first IPL hundred came against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens in 2011 where he single handedly won RCB the match. His next few hundreds came against Kings X1 Punjab and Delhi Daredevils where he smashed then to all parts. Then came that innings of 175 against Pune and after that again he scored against Punjab and finally for his 6th century he scored it for Punjab against Sunrisers Hyderabad and won them the match.

Only player to win back to back Orange caps

Winning one Orange cap is considered to be the best batting feat in the IPL, winning 2 with years in between is also amazing but to win it back to back is only the stuff that the Universe Boss can do. In 2011, when he joined the RCB team he hit 608 runs in just 12 matches and then the following year he bettered it by hitting 733 runs at a crazy average of 61.

Only batter to hit 350 IPL sixes

350 sixes is an insurmountable number for the other batters but for the Universe Boss Chris Gayle it is like any record for him. To understand the enormity of this record the second best is AB De Villiers with almost 100 sixes behind him. No one hits sixes with as much ease as Chris Gayle and probably never will.

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