Christopher Henry Gayle, or simply Chris Gayle, the Master Storm, powered his way to the fastest ODI double century against the unfortunate Zimbabweans in a Pool B game, scoring a mighty 202 off 138 balls, while finally getting out at an eye-watering score of 217 off 147 balls, thus becoming not only the first player to score a double century in the Cricket World Cup, but also becoming the player to score the fastest double century in ODI history.
His historic knock included 10 fours and 16 sixes, equaling the record for the most sixes in a single ODI innings, jointly held by South Africa’s AB De Villiers and India’s Rohit Sharma.
In reality, this was a record that was always pinned to him to break, and it was a matter of when and not if he could manage to do it. After a lengthy, widely-criticized lean patch with the bat, he managed to pull the feat off on the biggest stage you could ever perform at. His final score of 215 leaves him third in the list, after Rohit Sharma (264) and Virender Sehwag (219) in terms of ODI individual high scores.
He now becomes the first non-Indian to hold the record of scoring an ODI double century.
GayleStorm, known for his flamboyant personality, slick dance moves, perfect smile, and merciless batting, holds the record for the most runs in a T20 game, when he scored 175* off 66 balls for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2013 edition of the Indian Premier League.
He also brought up 9000 ODI runs during his historic knock. Watch his latest battering of a sorry bowling attack in the highlights below.