Yesterday a game between Banglore vs Pune in IPL 2013, Chris Gayle’s fastest hundred 175 that demolished Pune Warriors took only 66 deliveries, and included 17 sixes. He reached his hundred off 30 deliveries in the ninth over, before taking it slightly easy for the next few overs. Here are some Chris Gayle’s pictures…
“I didn’t want to just get the hundred and continue blasting and blasting and get out, you know how quickly this game can change” Gayle said after delivering a 130-run victory for Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Aaron Finch, the Warriors captain, watched helplessly as his bowlers, and his own bowling, was ruthlessly taken apart by Gayle. There were no qualifiers in his praise for Gayle. “That was simply the best innings I’ve ever seen,” Finch said. He later joked: “Maybe we should ban him from the game. Maybe he’s too good, he hits it too far.”
Virat Kohli, Royal Challengers’ captain, was left “speechless”. “No words. I cannot ask for anything more as a captain,” Kohli said after the game. “I’m privileged that I watched it here today live. All the people who came to the stadium today also should feel honoured that they got to see one of the best innings ever.”
It wasn’t just with the bat that Gayle did damage. Asked to bowl the final over of the match – his first chance with the ball this IPL season – he picked up two wickets, before celebrating with his famous Gangnam Style dance. “It was really good to finish off in that particular way, ” he said. “Some people keep on asking, ‘they have seen me do Gangnam Style in international cricket, why not in IPL?’ I thought that was the perfect time to do it, you get a wicket, everything just worked for Chris Gayle today … I’m an entertainer, I try to entertain as much as possible.”