New Delhi: Flamboyant West Indian Chris Gayle signed off from the Big Bash League on Monday in signature style.
The left-hander scored 50 off 12 deliveries in his last innings for the Melbourne Renegades this season.
In doing so, he equaled Yuvraj Singh's record, which was set during the ICC World T20 in 2007.
Before leaving Australia, the Jamaican took a swipe at all those who criticized him in the wake of his controversial interview with presenter Mel McLaughlin.
Gayle posted an explosive note on Instagram to express his sentiments about the fiasco.
(My idol & the person who I look up to and also want to be like when growing up as a kid is in the picture)Thank you Renegades and the entire Australia for the love & support!! Ppl think I may have played my last innings in Aus but my memory with the fans will live on forever!! I build leagues around the world and Big Bash is one of them . 'Give the ppl what they want '. Thank You Kunal 'Gold Bat' Sharma, you're an absolutely legend!! Piers Morgan, Thank you for your support champion! Thank you to the entire Crown and Olsen staff for the hospitality I had a blast, Thanks Ross! The real ppl who stand by Gayle worldwide through the so call BS against me in the media, Thank You! To the MEDIA, Thank You all so! The Haters, I Thank you even more . I think a lot of past and present cricketers who smile in front my face could've have there say In the public when my so call issue was going on, but y'all don't have the BALLs to stand firm when it matters - but yet when u see me you're like, Chris that's BS against you, it was blown out of proportion smh...don't tell me, tell the media and public! The past cricketer who say I make myself look like a chop, the other who claim I was no good to the youngsters while playing for the thunder, the next one who said he expect that sort of behavior from Chris - Y'all can kiss my 'Black Rass' I love Australia and I will be back again even for the oi oi . Don't forget to check out the song #WeHeroes . #UniverseBoss
The Renegades fined Gayle US 7,000 on January 5 after an attempt to flirt with McLaughlin on live TV which cricket authorities condemned as "completely out of line".
Local media have made more lurid allegations of misconduct against Gayle, who is suing them.