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.
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.
Dean Jones @ProfDeano
Pune wanted to declare the bowling after Gayle got to his 100! Mercy rule should be envoked! #IPL2013
Gayle gayle gayle all the way. Never seen something like
this.jamiacan style maaaan.gayle rule.wow this is insane.yaaa maaan
Rohit Sharma @ImRo
Practice cancelled due to bad whether here. Time to put our feet up and enjoy the Gayle storm
Darren Sammy @darrensammy
Omg @henrygayle he’s not human..he’s a tsunami mixed with a nuclear bomb @ipl
Suresh Raina @ImRaina
A ball just flew past Chepauk! Did it come from Chinnaswamy??????
Dale Steyn @DaleSteyn62
WOW!!! Take a bow Mr Gayle! That’s landed at Bangalore