New Delhi: From India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni to sprint king Usian Bolt, the twitter world today(on Tuesday) 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 wicket-keeping 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 whenever 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 when "Gayle bats fielders become spectators and spectators become fielders" chilling @ home watching some awesome hitting.”
“Unbelievable innings 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 weather 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 airport.
First Published: Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 21:15