One of the most popular players in the world, West Indies’ cricket star Chris Gayle, broke the record for most sixes hit in the history of the World Cup in first match of the World Cup against Pakistan at Trent Bridge on Friday (May 31).
Gayle smashed Hasan Ali for two consecutive sixes in just the fourth over of the West Indies innings, opening the innings in the chase after Pakistan had managed to put up only 105. His first six, smashed over wide long on, was his 38th six in World Cup history. The next one, hit down the ground, was his 39th.
Gayle scored a half century in the World Cup opening match against Pakistan where he smashed 3 sixes and 4 fours. After an upsetting 105 runs from Pakistan’s side the maroon shirts welcomed the comfortable victory all within 13.4 overs. Before this match, the record for most sixes in World Cups belonged was a tie between Gayle and AB de Villiers, who has 37 World Cup sixes to his name. De Villiers, however, had batted in fewer innings (22) than Gayle (26).
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20 September, 2019