Chris Gayle, West Indies’ stellar opening batsman, despite the recent negative publicity, was able to focus and rocketed with a 12-ball half century to equal a new world record today.
The 36-year-old Gayle was able to work has way to equal the record held for the fastest ever half century in T20 history, which was first set by Indian all-rounder Yuraj Singh in 2007.
Playing for the Melbourne Renegades, during the Big Bash League (BBL) Twenty20 tournament in Australia, Gayle stunning the enthusiastic cricket lovers with 7 sixes and 2 boundaries in 26 minutes.
He was later outed by a catch from the wicketkeeper for 56 of 17 balls. This great feat was met by a standing ovation and a roaring applause from the crowd.
Despite’s Gayle’s record, Renegades lost to the Adelaide Strikers being out beaten by 27 runs and failed to qualify for the semi-finals.