President of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Dave Cameron has hailed Chris Gayle’s recent record-breaking l00 in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
The West Indies opener left fans of the game in awe, smashing an incredible 175 off 66 balls to lead Royal Challengers Bangalore to a 130-run victory over Pune Warriors.
“On behalf of the Board and the entire West Indies cricket fraternity I extend congratulations to Chris for his incredulous innings which has left the cricketing world in wonder,” said Cameron.
“That Chris dedicated the innings to the fans in the West Indies makes it doubly special for all of us who love and support West Indies cricket through and through,” the WICB noted.
“This is an extraordinary achievement. It takes a great deal of talent, effort and determination to play such an innings and it is most certainly inspiring to see Chris continue to blaze a trail in this format of the game,” Cameron said.
‘Indeed we should all be proud of his innings and we are proud that he continues to fly the West Indies cricket flag high and with pride around the globe,” Cameron noted.
Gayle’s 100 was the fastest in any form of the game, just off 30 balls, and the highest-ever individual score in a Twenty20 match, including 17 sixes and 13 boundaries, taking RCB 263 for five from their 20 overs, the highest-ever in any Twenty20 game.