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Chris Gayle hits 117 off 57 and Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates

Chris Gayle hits 117 off 57 and Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates

The IPL was once again hit by Gayle storm on Wednesday but what stood out apart from the 12 sixes he hit was the celebration that followed.

The Indian Premier League was once again hit by Gayle storm on Wednesday but what stood out apart from the 12 sixes the Royal Challengers Bangalore opener hit was the celebration that followed.

It was not the usual run-jog-sprint knock Chris Gayle normally plays in limited-overs cricket. The first of his dozen sixes in the 57-ball entertainment came in the second over itself, where he took Mitchell Johnson apart with 20 runs in six balls.

It took just 46 balls for the West Indian giant to bring up his 14th hundred in T20 cricket, well ahead in the race from the second-placed Brendon McCullum who has six.

He scored 100 of his 117 runs in just 19 balls - hitting seven boundaries in addition to his 12 sixes.

En route the storm at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore, the Jamaican marauder brought up his 3000 IPL runs, easily the fastest when you see the list: Gayle in 75 innings, Suresh Raina in 103 innings and Gautam Gambhir in 110 innings.


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Gayle took just 22 balls to reach fifty in his knock on Wednesday, which is his second quickest in IPL - the fastest being in 17 balls, which came in the 175* he hit against now-defunct Pune Warriors India in 2013.


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But he saved the best for the last.


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After reaching his century, Gayle set off like a firecracker moving up and down to settle in a Cristiano Ronaldo pose as the image went viral on social media.

You just can't beat him - be it hitting sixes that hit the stadium roof or when it comes to celebrating your success.


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