West Indies opener Chris Gayle becomes highest six-hitter in tournament’s history. West Indies opener Chris Gayle overtook former South Africa captain AB de Villiers as the highest six-hitter in the history of the ICC World Cup.
Gayle reached his 39th six when he smashed two back-to-back sixes of Pakistan’s Hasan Ali in the second game of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
Chris Gayle had recently become the first player to smash 300 sixes in Indian Premier League history. He reached the majestic feat in the recently concluded IPL 2019, while playing for Kings XI Punjab.
During the World Cup in 2015, he had become the first batsman to score a double century in the quadrennial tournament.
Chris Gayle also surpassed Shahid Afridi to score most number of sixes by any batsman in international cricket.
Gayle got West Indies off to a flying start after Pakistan was bowled out for a low 105 in their opening match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
AB de Villiers had scored 37 sixes in his entire World Cup career. Australia’s former captain Ricky Ponting is third on the list with 31 sixes to his name.