From captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni to sprint king Usain Bolt, the twitter world on Sunday went crazy after Chris Gayle's breathtaking T20 world record score of 175 off 66 balls.
Royal Challengers Bangalore Chris Gayle, with Virat Kohli, reacts after completing 150 runs against Pune Warriors during the T20 match at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. (Sanjeev Verma/HT)
Everyone doffed their hats at the Jamaican after he produced what will go down in history as the most
talked-about innings in T20 cricket.
Dhoni, in fact, paid a tribute, joking that it was a good decision in hindsight that he took up wicketkeeping instead of bowling after watching Gayle's relentless onslaught.
"Life is all about taking the right decision,seeing Gayle bat today I think I took the right decision of being a wicket keeper," Dhoni tweeted.
If that was not enough, he again showed his witty side after the 'Sir Jadeja series'.
"HAL suspends all test flts of TEJAS Light combat aircraft wenever RCB plays in banglore, no wonder its behind schedule.thanks to Gayle," was another of his tweets.
Here are some of the other tweets of former cricketers and team owners that have been compiled.
Usain St. Leo Bolt @usainbolt
Masterful performance @henrygayle
Brian Lara @BrianLara
I like that one wen "Gayle bats fielders become spectators and spectators become fielders" chilling @ home watching some awesome hitting.
Shilpa shetty @TheShilpaShetty
Unbelievable inning by Gayle! ThankGod we r not at the receiving end!!ha ha ha;) Incredible..he makes it all look so easy!
Ashwin Ravichandran @ashwinravi99
All the batsmen are happy tweeting about the massacre.From a bowlers perspective(Bowling machines need to be an option too).haha#PepsiIPL.