Should've done it in 10: Yuvraj 'disappointed' as Gayle equals his record 12-ball 50

Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh is disappointed with Chris Gayle for equalling his record for the fastest T20 half-century as he had expected the West Indian swashbuckler to break it.

hidden, Jan, 19 2016

New Delhi: Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh is disappointed with Chris Gayle for equalling his record for the fastest T20 half-century as he had expected the West Indian swashbuckler to break it.

Yuvraj tweeted on Gayle's knock in the Big Bash League in Australia.

File photo of Yuvraj Singh. Image courtesy: Puma

File photo of Yuvraj Singh. Image courtesy: Puma

Displaying his immense prowess as a T20 specialist yet again, Gayle hit as many as seven sixes and two fours during his blistering 12-ball knock.

He was finally dismissed for 56, which came off just 17 deliveries, with a phenomenal strike-rate of 329.41.

The 36-year-old opening batsman's blitz also smashed the Big Bash record for the fastest fifty from 18 balls, which was jointly held by Tim Ludeman and Chris Lynn.

Yuvraj had set the record in 2007 during the T20 World Cup against England in Durban. His innings included six sixes in an over off pacer Stuart Broad.

Gayle also holds the record for the fastest Twenty20 hundred and fastest double century in the ODIs.

The Jamaican batsman had taken just 30 balls to reach his T20 century during an Indian Premier League match in 2013 while playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore.

His double ton came off 138 balls against Zimbabwe in the 2015 World Cup.

PTI

Published Date: Jan 19, 2016 | Updated Date: Jan 19, 2016



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