West Indian stylish batsman Chris Gayle broke the shackles reaching the milestone of hitting most sixes (477) in international cricket leaving behind Pakistan’s veteran all-rounder Shahid Afridi (476) and New Zealand’s former Test captain Brendon Mccullum (398).
Gayle marked his name in the history books during their first one day match of five matches series against England where Gayle blasted his way to scoring a fine century.
Earlier in 2018, after equalling the most-sixes record of Afridi, Gayle trolled his the right-handed batsman on twitter.
He said “to be able to tie with Afridi with 476 sixes is great. I think I’ll keep it at that & hit no more 6s. I think we’re both big 6-hitters, entertainers & it’s fantastic to be joint first with Shahid Afridi. So boom-boom, don’t worry, your record is safe, okay”
Afridi replied to his friend Gayle congratulating him on achieving a tremendous feat. “No worries at all in the Universe Boss taking over my record! Richly deserved,” he said.
Afridi, who is fondly called as “Boom Boom”, also challenged the Windies star to play single-wicket contest with him. “Hope to play a single wicket match with you one day, let’s see who hits more 6s and there should be no rules for getting OUT!” he tweeted.
It is pertinent to mention here that Gayle has represented Windies in 284 ODIs scoring 9,727 runs at an average of 37.12. The left-hander has announced to retire from 50-over format after the upcoming World Cup slated to start from May 30.