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Chris Gayle breaks Shahid Afridi’s record for most sixes in international cricket

first_img India Today Web Desk BridgetownFebruary 20, 2019UPDATED: February 21, 2019 00:10 IST Chris Gayle is now the man with most sixes in international cricket (@windiescricket Photo)HIGHLIGHTSChris Gayle hit a six off Moeen Ali to become the man with most international sixesGayle surpased Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi during the 1st ODI between West Indies and EnglandGayle has announced that he will retire at the end of 2019 ICC Cricket World CupChris Gayle toppled Shahid Afridi to top the list of most international sixes during the 1st ODI between West Indies and England at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados on Wednesday.Gayle hit a six of the first ball in the 15th over of the West Indies innings off Moeen Ali to surpass Pakistan’s Afridi. Gayle now has 488 international sixes, one more than Afridi.Gayle went on to score his 24th ODI hundred, finally being dismissed by Ben Stokes in the 47th over. Gayle scored 135 from 129 balls, including three fours and 12 maximums.Third on that list is former New Zealand wicket-keeper-batsman Brendon McCullum, who has hit 398 international sixes. former Sri Lanka opener Sanath Jayasuriya is fourth with international sixes 352.India’s Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni come in fifth and sixth on the list with 349 and 348 international sixes, followed by AB de Villiers, who has 328 international sixes.Gayle before the start of the three-match ODI series between West Indies and England had announced that he will retire at the end of 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup in England & Wales.”I’m in good condition. The body is feeling good and I’m pleased with that. I’ve lost a bit of weight and I don’t want to get too big. I’m still working on my six pack. I’m trying to keep up with the youngsters in the field who are like cats the way they chase the ball. I still have it in me and I’m still enjoying it,” Gayle had said about his retirement.advertisement”I don’t know who is opening the bowling for England, but any bowler is going to beware of Chris Gayle. That doesn’t change because he is 39 now, they are going to be saying ‘yes, he’s got some grey hair in his beard, let’s get him now, this is the perfect time to get the ‘Universe Boss’ now he is 39′.”Gayle, aged 39-year-old, is the second most capped West Indies player with 284 matches and is also the second highest run-scorer with 9,727 runs, behind only West Indies legend Brian Lara – who has 10,405 runs from 299 matches.Gayle has the most centuries by a West Indian in ODI, with 23, as well as the highest score of 215 ( which he scored in the last edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup against Zimbabwe. Gayle is also handy with the ball, picking up 165 wickets.Also Read | West Indies need better batting: Ian BishopFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Chris GayleFollow Shahid AfridiFollow most international sixesFollow West Indies vs EnglandFollow 1st ODI Chris Gayle breaks Shahid Afridi’s record for most sixes in international cricketWest Indies star batsman Chris Gayle surpassed Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi to top the list of most international sixes. Gayle has announced that he will retire at the end of 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup in England & Wales.advertisementlast_img read more