Gayle, the tall Jamaican opener, smashed his 200th six in IPL during their match against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on Monday. (KKR, RCB players in a 'scuffle')
SRH opted to bowl first and in the opening over of the match, Gayle hit New Zealand left-arm paceman Trent Boult straight down the ground, over the sight-screen, for his milestone six in his 70th game. However, it was the only six for him today as he was out for 21 off 16 balls.
The left-hander is the first batsman in IPL history to record 200 sixes. The second in the list is far behind with 134 - Suresh Raina of Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
In the ongoing 8th edition of IPL, Gayle started off at his usual best, blazing to a 56-ball 96 against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Saturday (April 11) at the Eden Gardens. The 35-year-old hit 7 sixes against KKR and RCB won by 3 wickets.
Most sixes in IPL - Top-5 (as on April 13, 2015)
200 - Chris Gayle (RCB
134 - Suresh Raina (CSK)
130 - Rohit Sharma (Mumbai Indians)
116 - Yusuf Pathan (KKR)
115 - MS Dhoni (CSK)