The inaugural edition of the IPL kick-started with a blistering inning by Kiwi-man Brendon McCullum. The opener, playing for KKR, hit a 73-ball 158, to set the tone for the seasons to come. Since then, many batters auditioned to put their stake in the glory board but only a few could manage to stamp their authority.
Christopher Henry Gayle being one. Turning out for Royal Challengers Bangalore, he teed off the bowling attack formed by Pune Warriors and brought the storm along with him, on that eventful day. The southpaw hammered a 66-ball 175 and on the way, broke plenty of records. He didn’t just shatter his opposition but marked his name at the top of the list.