IPL 2018: Five unique records in the IPL history
Records in any sport are meant to be broken. The game of cricket is no different. The shortest format of the game provides not only entertainment but also quality cricket. The IPL has witnessed almost everything in its ten-year history- heavy bats, LED stumps, Bollywood glamour, packed stadiums, colourful fans and what not!
A combination of all these, along with the cricket on display, has taken the tournament to new heights. A decade is a long time to make and break records. Along the way, this tournament has created some records that are unique and interesting in their own way.
Let us look at five such records, which will be remembered for years to come:
#5 Chris Gayle- The King of Sixes
There is no match for the flamboyant Jamaican, Chris Gayle, when it comes to the shortest format of the game. He never fails to provide electrifying starts for his franchise. Many a times in his RCB career, the ball was spotted on the roof of the Chinnaswamy Stadium!
He can mesmerize even the opposition with his power hitting and batting style. In the decade-long history of the IPL, no one has hit as many sixes as Chris Gayle. In 101 matches, he has as many as 265 sixes, most of which have come at his favorite hunting ground, the Chinnaswamy Stadium.
When it comes to hitting these massive sixes, there is no competition for this hard-hitting West Indian. Even Mr. IPL, Suresh Raina, is at a distant second in the list, with just 173 sixes. Gayle will continue to be the ‘sixer king’ of the IPL for a long, long time.