It’s protected to think that ‘Universe Boss’, Chris Gayle is among the easiest T20 batsman of all occasions. The Jamaican scored a smashing ton (104) for Kings XI Punjab towards Sunrisers Hyderabad in Mohali on Thursday, that took his staff to 15-run win. This used to be his 6th hundred within the cash-rich match with the primary one coming in 2011, for RCB. Gayle is the main run-scorer within the historical past of T20s with 11,235 runs with a wholesome moderate of 41.15 in 325 video games. With this newest ton, Gayle has additionally higher the distance between himself and Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli within the record of maximum centuries scored within the IPL. Kohli has scored 4 lots thus far within the cash-rich league — which got here in a single season — whilst Gayle sits beautiful on the most sensible with six.
Here’s a take a look at Gayle’s different 5 masses in IPL:
1. 102 (55)* Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens, 2011
After being lost sight of by means of Kolkata Knight Riders on the auctions, Gayle fired a blistering century towards his former staff, and took his aspect to a relaxed win. In his knock of 102, Gayle struck 10 fours and 7 sixes. Chasing 172, Gayle shaped a 123-run partnership with Tilakaratne Dishan for the outlet wicket. RCB received the fit with 9 wickets to spare.
2. 107 (49) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab at Chinnaswamy Stadium, 2011
This used to be Gayle’s 2nd century in the similar yr. This time the opposition used to be Kings XI Punjab. Gayle powered his approach to 49-ball 107, that took his staff to 205/6. This used to be his first hundred in Bangalore as he hit 9 sixes and 10 fours.
3. 128 (62)* Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Daredevils at Feroz Shah Kotla, 2012
On this fit Gayle equaled the document of Brendon Mccullum for hitting maximum sixes (13) in an IPL recreation. The southpaw batsman powered his approach to 128 and took his staff to 215 runs. He added 204 runs for the second one wicket with Virat Kohli.
4. 175 (66)* Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Pune Warriors at Chinnaswamy Stadium 2013
This used to be most likely essentially the most harmful T20 innings of all time. Gayle scored the quickest T20 hundred in simply 30 balls, and Pune Warriors had been on the receiving finish. His unbeaten 175 is the best possible ranking until date. He hit 17 sixes and 13 fours in his innings. Gayle’s knock powered RCB to 263, they usually registered a 130-run win.
5. 117 (57) Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab at Chinnaswamy Stadium, 2015
This ton took a while coming. No longer in the most productive of form, Gayle scored 117 runs to take RCB to 226. What’s attention-grabbing is this used to be his 2nd century towards KXIP, on the identical venue and identical day. In answer, Punjab may just simplest ranking 88 runs, 29 runs in need of Gayle’s ranking.
6. 104 (63) Kings XI Punjab vs Sunrisers Hyderabad at IS Bindra Stadium, 2018
After being lost sight of within the first leg of IPL auctions, sanity prevailed as Punjab purchased Gayle for Rs 2 Cr. In his first fit for the brand new staff, he struck 63 from 33 balls towards Chennai Tremendous Kings. In his subsequent fit towards Sunrisers, he adopted it up with a ton, and took his staff to a victory towards a powerful opposition. Earlier than this fit, Gayle averaged 24.44 towards SRH, his lowest towards any IPL staff.
First Printed: April 20, 2018, 1:11 PM IST