Gayle’s 100 runs in 50 balls remained the fastest Men’s T20 World Cup century for almost nine years until he broke his own record during the 2016 ICC T20 World Cup when he scored an unbeaten 100 runs in 47 balls against England at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
So effectively, Gayle hold the record of two fastest hundreds of T20 World Cups with 47 and 50 balls respectively.
About Chris Gayle (from Wikipedia Page)
Christopher Henry Gayle is a Jamaican cricketer who plays international cricket for the West Indies.
Gayle captained the West Indies Test side from 2007 to 2010.
Gayle has set numerous records across all three formats of the game.
He is the most capped player for the West Indies in international cricket and is the only player to score a triplet of centuries – a triple hundred in Tests, double hundred in ODIs and a hundred in T20Is.
Gayle is the first ever batsman to hit 1000 sixes in T20 cricket.
In February 2019, Gayle announced that he would retire from ODIs after the 2019 Cricket World Cup. However, in June 2019, during the Cricket World Cup, Gayle expressed his desire to play in the ODI matches against India in August, and possibly a Test match as well.
Gayle last played in a Test match in September 2014, against Bangladesh. In July 2019, he was named in the West Indies’ ODI squad for their series against India.
During the series against India, Gayle played in his 300th ODI, which includes five matches for the ICC World XI team.
In the same match, Gayle also became the leading run-scorer for a West Indies batsman in ODI cricket. He went past Brian Lara’s record of 10,348 runs.
Gayle wore a special jersey number 301 on his last ever ODI against India as he was playing his 301st ODI.
In December 2020, Gayle was included in the ICC T20I Team of the Decade.
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