The 2016 IPL is just entering into the second phase and the teams are ready to sweat it out for glory. In this edition of IPL, there were some records that were broken and created, after all, records are meant to be broken. But there are few records that are hard to be broken.
The records include Chris Gayle’s most number of wickets, Gayle’s fastest ton, Amit Mishra’s three hat-tricks, Gayle’s most number of centuries etc. These records might be broken somewhere down the line but there are few records that need a Himalayan effort to be broken or might last forever. Let us take a look at those records
Chris Gayle’s 175
Only a handful of batsmen have managed to score 175 in an ODI game. But this big man from Jamaica has scored 175 in a T20 match, which is phenomenal. Turning out for the Royal Challengers Bangalore against Pune Warriors India, Chris Gayle scored a whirlwind unbeaten 175 off 66 balls at the Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore.
During the knock, Gayle broke the record of fastest 100 in T20s, the highest individual score in T20s and the most number of sixes hit in an innings. It needs a herculean effort from the batsmen to score more than 175 in a T20 innings.
Let alone IPL, a batsman scoring 175 in any T20 match will be a huge task and Chris Gayle’s record for the highest score in T20s might stay forever.