London, June 2: A cricket fan swum River Tone [watch video below] to retrieve the ball after dashing West Indian batsman hit a massive six during against Kent in a NatWest T20 Blast match on Sunday. [Gayle slams unbeaten 151, but his team loses]
Martin Bullock swum for the ball which was hit out of the ground by the left-hander during his unbeaten 151 for Somerset off just 64 deliveries. However, Gayle's mammoth effort went in vain as Somerset went down to Kent by 3 runs. [Gayle storm hist Essex]
Bullock, who hails from Cornwall, later tweeted: "Take a bow sir - that was quite sensational today! I swam for my souvenir at the end".
We asked earlier how far Gayle could hit it. Well, one of his 6's landed very close to where this photo was taken! pic.twitter.com/k4tNej1fAh— Somerset Cricket (@SomersetCCC) May 31, 2015
He also praised Gayle's superhuman knock, saying: "Never seen cricket like that before! Simply breathtaking from Chris Gayle". Bullock was filmed swimming for the ball.
Gayle too reciprocated. In a tweet, he said: " Hats off to you Champ".
The 35-year-old Jamaican slammed a 92 off 59 balls in his previous match and the back-to-back innings left the fans in awe of his hitting ability.
Gayle also became the first batsman to score over 150 twice in the T20 format. He hit a double ton during the ICC World Cup against Zimbabwe in Canberra, the first ever in a World Cup match. Besides, he also has a triple century in Tests.
Gayle is also the first batsman to hit 500 over-boundaries in T20 cricket.