Cricketers salute 'tsunami' Chris Gayle

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Updated: Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 12:54 [IST]
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Bangalore, Apr 24: Cricketers took to the social networking website Twitter to salute Chris Gayle after his world record 175 not out off just 66 balls for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Pune Warriors in IPL 2013 on Tuesday evening (April 23).

Highlights; Scorecard; Photos; Records by Gayle

Gayle's unbelievable innings powered RCB to 130-run victory. Gayle smashed a record 17 sixes. It was also a record for RCB as they posted 263/5 in 20 overs at M Chinnaswamy Stadium.

Cricketers salute 'tsunami' Chris Gayle

Here is what the cricket world said about Gayle's knock

Mahendra Singh Dhoni ‏@msdhoni

"Life is all about taking the right decision,seeing Gayle bat today I think I took the right decision of being a wicket keeper. HAL suspends all test flts of TEJAS Light combat aircraft wenever RCB plays in banglore, no wonder its behind schedule.thanks to Gayle"

Suresh Raina ‏@ImRaina

"A ball just flew past Chepauk! Did it come from Chinnaswamy?????? #GayleStorm"

Usain St. Leo Bolt ‏@usainbolt

"Masterful performance @henrygayle"

Rohit Sharma ‏@ImRo45 4m

"Practice cancelled due to bad weather here. Time to put our feet up and enjoy the Gayle storm"

Dale Steyn ‏@DaleSteyn62

"WOW!!! Take a bow Mr Gayle!.... That's landed at Bangalore airport..."

Ross Taylor @RossLTaylor

"Wow @henrygayle just to good. Was awesome watching. Not sure what else to say."

Kevin Pietersen @kevinpp24

"And... @henrygayle AKA - Peter from Barbados, if u ever play like that again when I'm not watching, our friendship is OVER! #GayleStorm"

Zaheer Khan @ImZaheer

"Amazing power hitting !! Take a bow no 10 @henrygayle that was something special !!!"

Sanjay Manjrekar ‏@sanjaymanjrekar

"Had this suspicion for a while...its confirmed now. Chris Gayle is not human !"

Shaun Pollock ‏@7polly7

"Seriously amazing innings by Chris Gayle, 175 of 66 balls! Who would have thought that was possible a few years back! #feelforthebowlers"

Darren Sammy ‏@darrensammy88

"Omg @henrygayle he's not human..he's a tsunami mixed with a nuclear bomb @ipl"

Stuart Broad ‏@StuartBroad8

"Take a bow Chris Gayle. Wow!! A 30 ball 100! Striking!"


Story first published:  Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 0:20 [IST]
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