Chris Gayle is widely regarded as one of the most entertaining and dangerous batsman when it comes to T20 Cricket. His record in the shorter format of the game is simply unparalleled. His ability to strike the ball with immense power and his talent to dispatch the ball into the stands, that too effortlessly, is something to be envy of.
Chris Gayle hit 122 runs off 61 balls in a Caribbean Premier League match while playing for Jamaica in January 2013. It was a play-off match and Jamaica were up against Guyana. It was Chris Gayle’s second match of the tournament and he smashed 122 runs off 61 balls with 5 fours and 12 massive sixes to dent the confidence of the bowlers.
Chris Gayle started off his innings extremely cautiously and his personal score at the end of 11th over was just 29 off 30 balls. It was the 12th over when Chris Gayle simply destroyed the bowling figures of Permaul whom he hit enormous 28 runs in a single over with 4 sixes and a four. During that over, he also got to the landmark of half-century.
There was no stopping thereafter and Chris Gayle continued his assault on the bowlers of Guyana. He also got to the landmark of his century with a massive 6 when he smashed Bishoo for a flat six. The crowd loved Chris Gayle’s show who remained not-out till the very end after playing an daunting, intimidating and one of the best T20 knocks ever.
It was a sensational and brutal knock from Chris Gayle who scored outstanding 122 runs off 61 balls with 12 colossal sixes and 5 fours. It was Gayle’s the then second-highest score in T20 cricket. Despite Gayle’s brilliance, his team lost the match and couldn’t progress ahead in the tournament.