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Chris Gayle breaks Shahid Afridi’s record

The hard-hitting batsman Chris Gayle who recently announced his retirement from the ODI has set a new world record. Chris Gayle surpassed Shahid Afridi to record most number of sixes by any batsman in international cricket.

The explosive Windies opener achieved this feat while playing against England in the first One-Day International (ODI) at the Kensington Oval on Wednesday. Now, Chris Gayle has 477 sixes to his name. He achieved this feat in his 444th match while Afridi had smashed 476 sixes from 524 matches.

Gayle has now smashed 276 sixes in ODIs, 103 sixes in T20Is and 98 maximums in the longest format of the game.

Brendon Mccullum is third in the list with 398 hits over the fence, followed by Sanath Jayasuriya (352) and Rohit Sharma (349).

Chris Gayle holds the West Indian record for most ODI hundreds with 23 and is their second-leading run-scorer in the 50-over format with 9,727 runs — trailing only Brian Lara (10,405).

Gayle’s 215 against Zimbabwe in the 2015 World Cup also represents the highest limited-overs score by a West Indies batsman. Apart from the highest number of sixes in International cricket, Gayle also became the first batsman to score 100 sixes against a single opponent.

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