Big-hitting Gayle becomes first player to hit 350 sixes in IPL | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: When Punjab Kings batsman Chris Gayle hoisted Rajasthan RoyalsBen Stokes for a six in his first over, he grew to become the first batsman in Indian Premier League historical past to hit 350 sixes.
Interestingly, no different batsman has even obtained 250 sixes with AB de Villiers coming a distant second with 237.

The Jamaican batsman, identified for his explosive batting and large-hitting, wasn’t picked for the preliminary matches in the final season held in the UAE.

However, as soon as he obtained an opportunity, he started getting the runs. He performed simply seven matches and aggregated 288 runs at a mean of 41.14. The left-handed batsman hit 23 sixes final season, which had been greater than his 15 fours.

Gayle, who hit Rahul Tewatia for his 351st six on Monday, was dismissed by Riyan Parag for 40, simply 10 brief of his half-century.
A fifty would have meant his fourth consecutive half-century in the first match of a season for the Punjab franchise.
He hit 63 (off 33 balls) in opposition to CSK in 2018, 79 (off 47 balls) in opposition to RR in 2019 and 53 (off 45 balls) in opposition to RCB in 2020 at Sharjah in the first matches for the Punjab franchise in the final three seasons.
The 41-yr-previous West Indies opener has performed 133 matches over 13 seasons and has been the highest draw in a money-wealthy event, scoring over 4800 runs.

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