Gayle achieved the feat during an Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Rajasthan Royals at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Friday.
🐐 One 🐐 thousand 🐐 T20 🐐 sixes 🐐#SaddaPunjab #IPL2020 #KXIP #KXIPvRR @henrygayle https://t.co/vMf9oseXmM
— Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) 1604072419000
He played a knock of 99 of 63 including eight sixes and six fours. The ‘Universe Boss’ was seven sixes away from the milestone figure in the shortest format of the game. Playing in his 409th game, Gayle smashed his 1,000th six.
“In my mind, it’s a century.”#UniverseBoss #Dream11IPL | @henrygayle https://t.co/rfD1T12Krk
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The West Indian is leading the chart for the maximum sixes in the T20s. Kieron Pollard is in second place with 690 sixes in 524 games while former Kiwi attacking batsman Brendon McCullum is in third place with 485 sixes in 370 matches. Rohit Sharma is the only Indian batsman in the top-10 with 376 sixes in 337 games.
Gayle’s gutsy knock and a cameo by Nicholas Pooran (22 runs off 10 balls) powered KXIP to 185 runs.