IPL 2020: Chris Gayle created history, the only batsman in the world to score 1000 sixes in T20

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Kings XI Punjab batsman Chris Gayle made history in the 50th match of IPL 2020 on Friday. He has become the only batsman in the world to score 1000 sixes in T20. Gayle achieved this by hitting a six off Karthik Tyagi in 18.5 overs against Rajasthan Royals.


Gayle missed a century against Rajasthan. He scored 99 runs in 63 balls with the help of six fours and eight sixes. The strike rate during this period was 157.14. Gayle and captain KL Rahul (46) shared a century of 120 runs for the second wicket. When Gayle came out to bat today against Rajasthan, he was seven sixes away from this position. In today's match, he achieved his special achievement by hitting eight sixes. With this, he has now got 1001 * sixes in T20.


He is also the player to score the most sixes in the IPL. This is his 131st match in the IPL and he has so far hit 349 * sixes here. Kieran Pollard is the second-highest number of sixes in T20s after Gayle. He has hit 690 sixes. At number three and fourth are Brendon McCullum (485 sixes) and Shane Watson (467 sixes) respectively. At the same time, Andre Russell is at number five with 447 sixes.


Most sixes in T20

Name match sixes

Chris Gayle 410 1001 *

Kieron Pollard 524 690

Brendon McCullum 370 485

Shane Watson 343 467

Andre Russell 339 447