The Legends League Cricket (LLC) 2023 witnessed a pulsating encounter in the fourth match as Bhilwara Kings clashed with Gujarat Giants, resulting in a nail-biting thriller that saw Gujarat emerge victorious in the final over. While the match showcased several stellar performances, it was an electrifying moment featuring Chris Gayle that stole the spotlight as his powerful stroke shattered his bat, leaving fans in awe.

Chris Gayle’s bat-breaking blitz

The stage was set when Gujarat Giants were asked to bat first. Gayle, the Universe Boss himself, wasted no time in asserting his dominance. With a blazing start, he hammered an impressive 52 runs off just 27 deliveries. Despite losing wickets at regular intervals, Gayle’s fiery innings and crucial partnerships propelled Gujarat to a competitive total of 172/6 in the allotted 20 overs.

However, it wasn’t just Gayle’s run-scoring prowess that caught everyone’s attention, as what captivated the fans most was his bat-breaking boundary during the Gujarat innings.

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Gayle’s lightning-quick boundary results in a broken bat

The unforgettable moment occurred during the fourth ball of the sixth over when Ryan Sidebottom delivered an outside-off short delivery. In response, Gayle unleashed a lightning-quick cut that sailed over the third-yard circle for a boundary. What captivated fans was not just the boundary itself but the sheer impact the ball had on Gayle’s bat, resulting in its dramatic and unexpected break. Gayle was seen sporting a smile as he swiftly called for a replacement for the willow following the incident.

Here’s the video:

Lendl Simmons’ valiant effort in vain

In pursuit of Gujarat’s challenging total, Bhilwara Kings found themselves in early trouble, losing two wickets with a mere 14 runs on the board. However, amidst the chaos, Lendl Simmons emerged as the lone warrior for his side. Simmons played a scintillating knock, scoring 99 runs off 61 balls, displaying resilience and determination.

Despite Simmons’ heroic efforts, Bhilwara Kings fell agonizingly short by three runs in the final over, adding an extra layer of drama to an already intense encounter.

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