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From Dhoni to Bolt, twitterati salute 'King Gayle'

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  • Updated: Apr 23, 2013 09:25 IST
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    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. ...

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    Royal Challengers Bangalore's captain Virat Kohli salutes Chris Gayle during the T20 match against Pune Warriors at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. (Sanjeev Verma/HT)

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    Royal Challengers Bangalore's Chris Gayle bats during the T20 match against Pune Warriors at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. (Sanjeev Verma/HT)

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    Royal Challengers Bangalore's Chris Gayle reacts after completing 150 runs against Pune Warriors during T20 match against Pune Warriors at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. (Sanjeev ...

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    Royal Challengers Bangalore player Chris Gayle plays a shot against Pune Warriors during the T20 match at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. (PTI)

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    Royal Challengers Bangalore player Chris Gayle celebrates his century during the T20 match against Pune Warriors at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. (PTI)

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    Royal Challengers Bangalore's Chris Gayle celebrates his century against Pune Warriors during the T20 match at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. (PTI)

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    Royal Challengers Bangalore's Chris Gayle hits a six during their T20 match against Pune Warriors at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. (PTI)

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    Royal Challengers Bangalore's Chris Gayle shares a light moment with Pune Warriors' player Yuvraj Singh during T20 match at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. (Sanjeev Verma/HT)

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    Royal Challengers Bangalore's Chris Gayle celebrates his century against Pune Warriors as T Dilshan looks on during their IPL match at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. ...

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.

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.

 

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