IPL: 22 sixes and ... Chris Gayle will become the first cricketer to hit 1000 sixes!


Chris Gayle, who holds his special place in the T20 League worldwide due to his explosive batting, could become the first batsman in the world to hit 1000 sixes in this short format of cricket during the 13th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Gayle, who hit 326 sixes in IPL, has so far scored 978 sixes in T20 cricket and thus he needs only 22 sixes to touch the magical figure of 1000.

Gayle did not play in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) due to personal reasons, but in the IPL he is set to represent Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), for whom he hit 34 sixes last year and 27 sixes in 2018.