Video: Fan swims in cold river to retrieve ball hit outside ground by Chris Gayle

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London, June 2: A cricket fan swum River Tone to retrieve the ball after dashing West Indian batsman hit a massive six during against Kent in a NatWest T20 Blast match on Sunday.

Martin Bullock swum for the ball which was hit out of the ground by the left-hander during his unbeaten 151 for Somerset off just 64 deliveries. However, Gayle's mammoth effort went in vain as Somerset went down to Kent by 3 runs.

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Bullock, who hails from Cornwall, later tweeted: "Take a bow sir - that was quite sensational today! I swam for my souvenir at the end".

He also praised Gayle's superhuman knock, saying: "Never seen cricket like that before! Simply breathtaking from Chris Gayle". Bullock was filmed swimming for the ball.

Gayle too reciprocated. In a tweet, he said: " Hats off to you Champ".

The 35-year-old Jamaican slammed a 92 off 59 balls in his previous match and the back-to-back innings left the fans in awe of his hitting ability.

Gayle also became the first batsman to score over 150 twice in the T20 format. He hit a double ton during the ICC World Cup against Zimbabwe in Canberra, the first ever in a World Cup match. Besides, he also has a triple century in Tests.

Gayle is also the first batsman to hit 500 over-boundaries in T20 cricket.

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Story first published: Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 12:40 [IST]
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