Gayle is tsunami mixed with nuclear bomb: Darren Sammy

The burly Jamaican hit the fastest ton ever in cricket history for Royal Challengers Bangalore and finished with 175 not out off just 66 balls, laced with 13 fours and 17 sixes!

Updated: April 23, 2013 20:55 IST
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It was not the first time that Chris Gayle has entertained the cricket world. But Tuesday's knock was simply extra-ordinary and the twitter-world just went overboard.

Gayle's world record 30-ball hundred took Royal Challengers Bangalore to 263/5 against Pune Warriors, which is the highest-ever total in the IPL history.

Former and current lot of cricketers and sportspersons used Twitter to congratulate the Jamaican star.

"Omg @henrygayle he's not human..he's a tsunami mixed with a nuclear bomb @ipl," tweeted West Indies skipper Darren Sammy ?@darrensammy8838m

After seeing Gayle pummel Pune Warriors' bowlers black and blue, India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said he took the right decision to don the wicketkeeping gloves.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni ?@msdhoni1h

Life is all about taking the right decision,seeing Gayle bat today I think I took the right decision of being a wicket keeper.

India offspinner Harbhajan Singh, another Gayle fan, tweeted he has never seen something like that.

"When Gayle is on Strike... Fielders become Audience and Audience become Fielders@YUVSTRONG12@ESPNcricinfo@IPL6_2013," Harbhajan Singh ?@harbhajan_singh27m

"Gayle gayle gayle all the way. Never seen something like this.jamiacan style maaaan.gayle this is insane.yaaa maaan," Harbhajan Singh ?@harbhajan_singh48m

The West Indies great Brian Lara said he was just enjoying some awesome hitting sitting at home.

"I like that one wen "Gayle bats fielders become spectators and spectators become fielders" chilling @ home watching some awesome hitting," Brian Lara ?@BrianLara58m

Not only cricketers, sprint king Usain Bolt said it was a stunning show from the West Indian showman.

"Masterful performance @henrygayle," Usain St. Leo Bolt ?@usainbolt20m.

Bolt's fellow-Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake said he was left speechless with this kind of batting display.

"A big storm is in India the gayle storm @henrygayle wow #RCB," Yohan Blake ?@YohanBlake1h

"O my wow gayle what can I say @henrygayle my o my #RCB #IPL," Yohan Blake ?@YohanBlake1h added.

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