West Indies batsman Chris Gayle surpassed Shahid Afridi to record most number of sixes by any batsman in international cricket during the 1st ODI between West Indies and England at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown on Wednesday.
Gayle now has 477 sixes to his name, he smashed 276 sixes in ODIs, 103 sixes in T20Is and 98 maximums in test cricket. Afridi had smashed 476 sixes from 524 matches, whereas Gayle achieved this feat in his 444th match.
Brendon Mccullum is third in the list with 398 sixes, followed by Sanath Jayasuriya (352) and Rohit Sharma (349). The Jamaican cricketer Gayle calls himself the universe boss and had recently announced that he will retire from ODIs after ICC World Cup 2019.
He 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.
He holds the most ODI hundreds record with 23 centuries for West Indies. Earlier this month, he had been recalled by the Windies for the first two ODIs against England in preparation for this year’s World Cup.