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Why Yuvraj Singh is disappointed with Gayle's fastest T20 fifty

News Agencies | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 5:26 IST

Yuvraj Singh is disappointed with Chris Gayle for equalling his record for the fastest T20 half-century as he had expected the West Indian swashbuckler to break it.

Also read: Chris Gayle equals Yuvraj's record for fastest T20 fifty

Yuvraj tweeted on Gayle's knock in the Big Bash League in Australia.

Displaying his immense prowess as a T20 specialist yet again, Gayle hit as many as seven sixes and two fours during his blistering 12-ball knock.

He was finally dismissed for 56, which came off just 17 deliveries, with a phenomenal strike-rate of 329.41.

The 36-year-old opening batsman's blitz also smashed the Big Bash record for the fastest fifty from 18 balls, which was jointly held by Tim Ludeman and Chris Lynn.

Yuvraj had set the record in 2007 during the T20 World Cup against England in Durban. His innings included six sixes in an over off pacer Stuart Broad.

Gayle also holds the record for the fastest Twenty20 hundred and fastest double century in the ODIs.

The Jamaican batsman had taken just 30 balls to reach his T20 century during an Indian Premier League match in 2013 while playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore.

His double ton came off 138 balls against Zimbabwe in the 2015 World Cup.


First published: 19 January 2016, 3:09 IST