Chris Gayle breaks World Cup sixes record

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Chris Gayle is well known for his six-hitting prowess and during the ICC World Cup 2019 encounter between West Indies and Pakistan on Friday, he claimed an impressive record with his 38th six of the tournament.

Thanks to his massive hit off Hasan Ali, Gayle surpassed AB De Villiers to become the batsman with the most number of sixes in the World Cup. The third place belongs to Australia’s Ricky Ponting with 31 maximums.

Chris Gayle scored a brilliant half century with the help of three sixes and was still batting as West Indies inched towards victory.

Most sixes in World Cup:

40 CHRIS GAYLE *, 37 AB de Villiers, 31 R Ponting, 29 B McCullum, 28 H Gibbs, 27 S Jayasuriya/ S Tendulkar