Tweets of the Week: Gaylestorm
Twitter exploded throughout Gayle's knock, with cricketers around the world astonished by the display. Here are some of the responses to the Gaylestorm (spelling and grammar mistakes included).
The Royal Challengers Bangalore posted their best ever score in the IPL on Tuesday, of 263 for five. This was thanks to a massive, record-breaking innings of 175 not out by Chris Gayle.
He scored the fastest ever T20 ton, off just 30 balls, before recording the highest score in a T20, beating Brendon McCullum's previous best of 158 not out. He also hit the most sixes in a match, 17, beating the previous best by Graham Napier for Essex in 2008.
Twitter exploded throughout the knock, with cricketers around the world astonished by the display. Here are some of the responses to the Gaylestorm (spelling and grammar mistakes included).
Former West Indies batsman <b>Brian Lara</b>: "I like that one wen "Gayle bats fielders become spectators and spectators become fielders" chilling @ home watching some awesome hitting."
Current Windies skipper <b>Darren Sammy</b>: "Omg @henrygayle he's not human..he's a tsunami mixed with a nuclear bomb"
India and Chennai Super Kings captain <b>MS Dhoni</b>: "Life is all about taking the right decision,seeing Gayle bat today I think I took the right decision of being a wicket keeper."
Australia all-rounder <b>Glenn Maxwell</b>: "That is incredible hitting… #pisstaking #PepsiIPL #Gayle" and then "Gayle could block his way to a double ton here…"
Chennai all-rounder <b>Albie Morkel</b>: "Incredible hitting by Gayle. And there's still 10 overs to go. #pullahammy"
England T20 skipper <b>Stuart Broad</b>: "Take a bow Chris Gayle. Wow!! A 30 ball 100! Striking!"
Jamaican Olympic sprinter, and aspiring cricketer, <b>Yohan Blake</b>: "A big storm is in India the gayle storm @henrygayle wow #RCB"
Fellow sprinter, and Gayle's big mate, Usian Bolt wrote: "Masterful performance @henrygayle"
South Africa and Sunrisers Hyderabad fast bowler <b>Dale Steyn</b>: "WOW!!! Take a bow Mr Gayle!"
Former England skipper <b>Michael Vaughan</b>: "Wowsers @henrygayle … 100 off 30 balls…. #IPL2013"
South Africa T20 specialist Richard Levi: "World class from Gayle!! Possible double hundred in T20? Keep going big man!!"
India and Mumbai Indians player <b>Rohit Sharma</b>: "Practice cancelled due to bad whether here. Time to put our feet up and enjoy the Gayle storm #StormIndoors #insanityatitsbest"
Chennai and India batsman <b>Suresh Raina</b>: "A ball just flew past Chepauk! Did it come from Chinnaswamy?????? #GayleStorm"
Australia batsman <b>Ben Rohrer</b>: "Surely this ball should be reversing now with the amount of concrete it's hit #wow #ipl"
India spinner <b>Ravi Ashwin</b>: "All the batsmen are happy tweeting about the massacre. From a bowlers perspective, bowling machines need to be an option too."
Australia paceman <b>Mitchell Starc</b> replied to Ashwin: "@ashwinravi99 we start bowling in helmets?!"
And then Ashwin wrote: "@mstarc56 I am sure Albion and Masuri are making bowler specific helmets.Needs to cover the neck too."
India spinner <b>Harbhajan Singh</b>: "Gayle gayle gayle all the way. Never seen something like this.jamiacan style maaaan.gayle rule.wow this is insane.yaaa maaan"
England wicketkeeper <b>Craig Kieswetter</b> resorts to sarcasm: "Who is this Chris Gayle bloke?! Sounds like an average knock…"
Former South Africa fast bowler <b>Shaun Pollock</b> felt sorry for the bowlers: "Seriously amazing innings by Chris Gayle, 175 of 66 balls! Who would have thought that was possible a few years back! #feelforthebowlers"
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