Chris Gayle becomes first-ever batsman to hit 350 sixes in IPL history

Chris Gayle becomes first-ever batsman to hit 350 sixes in IPL history

In the latest IPL 2021 highlights, Punjab Kings star batsman Chris Gayle just made history as he became the first man in Indian Premier League (IPL) to hit 350 sixes in the tournament when he smashed a short ball from Ben Stokes into the mid-wicket stand for his 1st maximum of IPL 2021. Gayle was already the leading six-hitter in the IPL and needed just one more to reach 350 sixes before PBKS’s first game

Earlier in the match, the Sanju Samson-led Rajasthan Royals won the toss and opted to field in their opening game against Punjab Kings at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. While PBKS batted first in this match after losing the toss, Gayle came to bat at the no.3 position after the opener Mayank Agarwal (14) lost his wicket in the third over of the match. More IPL 2021 news today here at 12BETIndia!

The West Indies batsman later hit his 351st six in IPL history against Rahul Tewatia. Notably, Gayle has played 133 IPL matches and has scored 4,812 runs in the tournament. In seven matches last season, Gayle scored 288 runs at an average of 99 a solid strike-rate of 137.14. AB de Villiers is next on the list with 237 sixes while Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni is third with 216 sixes.

Meanwhile, Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma and RCB skipper Virat Kohli complete the top five.  Sharma is very close to Dhoni in the fight for most IPL sixes as an Indian batsman as the right-handed batsman has already managed to hit 214 IPL sixes, while present Indian captain Virat Kohli is the only other batsman with 200 IPL sixes. Kohli has already hit 201 IPL sixes..

Three more active batsmen who have already smashed 195 or more IPL sixes are behind him. Speaking of Kohli, the Indian captain is only 122 runs away to reach the special milestone of becoming the first player to score 6000 runs in the cash-rich league. Currently, Kohli is the highest run-getter with 5878 runs to his name.

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