Chris Gayle and Shahid Afridi are the definition of modern day power hitters. Afridi, who retired from international not long ago, is soon going to surrender his record of 476 international sixes to the veteran West Indies opener.
Last week, Gayle equaled Afridi’s record of most international sixes following his 73-run knock in the third one-day international match against Bangladesh.
Upon hearing the news, Boom Boom congratulated Gayle on social media and also made an open challenge. He wrote in response to Saj Sadiq’s tweet:
No worries at all in the Universe Boss taking over my record! Richly deserved, hope to play a single wicket match with you one day, let’s see who hits more sixes and there should be no rules for getting OUT!
No worries at all in the Universe Boss taking over my record! Richly deserved, hope to play a single wicket match with you one day, let's see who hits more 6s and there should be no rules for getting OUT! 😁@henrygayle https://t.co/WxEaUhKjgY
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) August 4, 2018
Chris Gayle was all set to break Afridi’s record in the T-20 series against Bangladesh but the power-hitter has been left out of the squad and will have to wait to achieve the feat.
Afridi has hit a total of 351 sixes in ODIs, 73 in T20Is and 52 in Test match cricket as opposed to Gayle’s 275 in ODIs, 103 in T20Is and 98 in longest format of the game.