On Monday it was time for much awaited Gayle storm to hit Brampton Canada, as veteran West Indian batsman Chris Gayle smashed 54-ball 122 that include 12 big sixes with most of them being hit out of the ground.
The scintillating knock by the six hitting machine Gayle helped Vancouver Knights register the second-highest total in T20 history.
Gayle’s scintillating knock included 12 sixes and seven fours. He, now, has become the first batsman to smash 1000 boundaries and register 22 hundred in T20 cricket. It was Gayle’s knock that powered Vancouver Knights to a huge 276/3 in 20 overs.
The Universe Boss, as he is fondly known also brought up his century with a monstrous six over long-on. The ball was so well-timed that it landed outside the stadium. Gayle got to the pitch of the ball, it was overpitched and he smoked it as only he can.
“I’m not feeling any sweat. It’s cool conditions. Decent total on the board, so happy with that. Can’t be too safe here in Toronto. It’s a good wicket for batting. I wanted 200 personally, but that didn’t happen in this game. Overcast conditions, so hopefully get a good bowl in and get the two points, but it won’t be easy. They want me out of the game, that’s unfortunate (laughs). I’ll be around,” said Gayle after the match.
The match was unfortunately called off due to the threat of lightning and thunderstorms in the city.