West Indies' big hitting batsman Chris Gayle unleashed havoc on England with a spectacular knock of 100 off just 48 balls taking his team to a 6-wicket win in the Super 10 match of the ongoing World T20 Cup on Wednesday. Such was the ferocity of the inning that the entire cricketing world is going gaga over the inning.
Here's what the man himself said after his fantastic knock:
I'm having a few 🍻 ... Spk soon.— Chris Gayle (@henrygayle) March 16, 2016
And then came the accolades:
Chris Gayle has brought this #WorldT20 alive. Quite something else!— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) March 16, 2016
Whaaaaaaaatttt a batting playerrrrrrrr @henrygayle 👏👏👏👏👊👊👊👊👊— Harbhajan Singh (@harbhajan_singh) March 16, 2016
Gayle's just broken the T20 world record for most 6s in one innings: 11. (so far). Don't blush baby.#T20WorldCup— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 16, 2016
Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan was also watching:
T 2176 - CHRIS GAYLE incredulous ! Apologies for not being able to meet you in Mumbai, and to listen to my songs from you. Saw game ! WOAH !— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) March 16, 2016
And he even got a reply from the batsman:
We will definitely catch up... Cheers. https://t.co/RaqqV8Ub0r— Chris Gayle (@henrygayle) March 16, 2016
And then there were the jokes:
The thing about Chris Gayle is that his smaller six goes into the upper pavilion and his bigger ones almost go to the Arabian sea. #ENGvWI— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) March 16, 2016
@Trendulkar The Day is Not Far when All Six will Reach the Carbian Sea !— Tadkamarkey (@Aneelgs) March 16, 2016
This world should have an ordnance factory after Chris Gayle's name— सौरभ शक्ति 2.0 (@souravshakti) March 17, 2016
The two things that travel the fastest 100 meters are from Jamaica -1) Usain Bolt.