Chris Gayle has played many flamboyant innings in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and holds many records. He scored 175 runs in 66 balls with the help of 13 fours and 17 sixes in the tournament 10 years ago. Which is still the highest individual score made by any player in IPL. Gayle was a part of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in IPL 2013 and Chris Gayle played this brilliant knock against Pune Warriors at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.
After coming into the match as an opener, Chris Gayle started thrashing the Pune bowlers fiercely. He added 167 runs for the first wicket with Tillakaratne Dilshan (33). Chris Gayle returned to the unbeaten pavilion that day. At one point in this match, Royal Challengers Bangalore scored 263/5. In response, Pune’s team could only manage 133 runs at the loss of 9 wickets. RCB won the match by 130 runs.
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Former West Indies star cricketer Chris Gayle has made a surprising prediction before the start of the 16th season of IPL. Chris Gayle has revealed which player can break his record of playing the biggest innings in IPL. He did not name Virat Kohli or Rohit Sharma. Instead he named another Indian player. Actually, Chris Gayle was asked a question on Jio Cinema where he was asked who can break the record of 175* in IPL. To this the Caribbean player replied, ‘KL Rahul.’ But many people were surprised to hear this name in Gail’s mouth. Because Rahul is currently under a lot of pressure regarding his form. Meanwhile, he silenced his critics by playing a match-winning inning against Australia. In such a situation, everyone is quite surprised by taking the name of KL Rahul.
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KL Rahul is the captain of Lucknow Super Giants (LSG). He is one of the most successful batsmen of IPL. He played 109 matches in the tournament. During this, he scored 3889 runs at an average of 48.01 and a strike rate of 136.22. KL Rahul has so far scored four centuries in IPL. He scored two centuries in IPL 2022. Rahul’s highest individual score is currently 132 not out. In such a situation, Chris Gayle feels that KL Rahul can break his record of 175 runs in 66 balls. Now it remains to be seen how this prediction of Gayle matches.