Royal Challengers Bangalore posted a record 263 against Pune and one man was at the forefront of spearheading the batting carnage - Chris Henry Gayle!
The Jamaican slammed the fastest ton ever scored in domestic T20 match played anywhere and remained unbeaten on 175. (BCCI image)
Gayle smashed a massive 17 sixes in his innings - the highest ever by any batsman in IPL history.
CSK and India captain MS Dhoni tweeted this after the innings: "Life is all about taking the right decision. Seeing Gayle bat today, I think I took the right decision being a wicketkeeper." (BCCI image)
Pune bowlers had no answer to Gayle as he completed his fifty off just 17 deliveries and went onto slam a 30-ball century.
Former West Indies batting legend Brian Lara was all praise for the knock. "I like that one wen "Gayle bats fielders become spectators and spectators become fielders" chilling @ home watching some awesome hitting."(BCCI image)
The batsman then raced to his 150 and it took him just 53 deliveries.
"Omg @henrygayle he's not human..he's a tsunami mixed with a nuclear bomb @ipl" wrote West Indies' Darren Sammy on his Twitter account.(BCCI image)
Such was the sheer pace of his knock - never seen before in T20 cricket - that almost every bowler showed appalling bowling figures.
Harbhajan Singh wrote the following on his Twitter handle: Gayle gayle gayle all the way. Never seen something like this.jamiacan style maaaan.gayle rule.wow this is insane.yaaa maaan!(BCCI image)
Courtesy Gayle's massive effort, Bangalore registered 263 runs - the highest ever in IPL.
All that Gayle himself could say about the knock was: "It was one of those days. It was a good wicket and we needed a good total." (BCCI image)
Fellow Jamaican athletes Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake too could not hide their excitement.
Masterful performance @henrygayle, wrote Bolt while Blake tweeted: O my wow gayle what can I say @henrygayle my o my #RCB #IPL (BCCI image)
RCB team owner was super excited at Gayle's achievement.
Vijay Mallya @TheVijayMallya4h World records shattered today at the Chinnaswamy in Bangalore. Chris Gayle at his mighty best and RCB set new records in T20 cricket. (BCCI Image)
Chris's teammate, who still has to find full fitness, Zaheer Khan applauded his efforts.
zaheer khan @ImZaheer13h Amazing power hitting !! Take a bow no 10 @henrygayle that was something special !!! (BCCI Image)
Former South African great, who would have loved to bowl at him in this mood, Shaun Pollock, too was in awe of the West Indian.
Shaun Pollock @7polly715h Seriously amazing innings by Chris Gayle, 175 of 66 balls! Who would have thought that was possible a few years back! #feelforthebowlers (BCCI Image)
Another great in his field, Indian film industry's legend, Mr. Amitabh Bachchan, wished for Gayle to hit a T20 double ton.
Amitabh Bachchan @SrBachchan8h T 1087 -Never before, perhaps never again Chris Gale in T20 record knock ! If ever again - Chris Gale I would assume - 200* .. ??!! (BCCI Image)
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