DUBAI: KXIP batsman Chris Gayle has been fined 10% of his match fee for breaching IPL’s Code of Conduct during his team’s match against RR in Abu Dhabi.
This is the first time in his T20 career that Gayle got out on 99.
Gayle breached the code by throwing away his bat in frustration after getting out on 99. He has admitted to the offence and has accepted the sanction, the IPL said in a statement.
KXIP’s Chris Gayle on Friday became the first-ever cricketer to smash 1,000 sixes in T20 cricket history.
The 41-year-old has represented 26 teams in T20 cricket, playing a total of 410 matches.
Gayle has hit more than 100 sixes for three teams, RCB (263), Jamaica Tallawahs (124) and West Indies (105). Further, he has hit 84 sixes for KXIP.
After KXIP batsman Chris Gayle became the first-ever cricketer to hit 1,000 sixes in T20 cricket, former India opener Virender Sehwag tweeted, “He is T20 cricket’s Bradman.”
Sehwag added, “Without a doubt, the greatest that there has ever been…Entertainment ka baap.”