Christ Gayle is one of the most explosive batsmen in the IPL. One aspect fans love the most about the Indian Premier League is that it brings together the best talent from the across the globe. Amongst all the overseas players in the 8-team league, Chris Gayle has become an absolute icon in India, for his colossal sixes, scintillating shots and monster hits. Gayle is entertaining, and entertainment is what an IPL fan wants.Over the years, the Jamaican has given the viewers plenty to cheer about, especially in the T20 format. Besides playing for domestic leagues in West Indies and India, the fierce batsman has plied his trade in almost every T20 league in the world, and enjoyed decent success.Gayle has five IPL centuries to his name, along with 18 half-centuries, which shows an eerie consistency, given his penchant for going over the top. He has not been in the best of form in the last three seasons, but this year we can expect the Jamaican to bounce back.As RCB play their opening match against SRH today, let us take a look at Christopher Henry Gayle’s top 5 IPL knocks that will forever remain etched in fans’ memories.Gayle’s 175 off 66 against Pune is his best knock in the IPLThe hard-hitting batsman went on a rampage against the Pune Warriors' bowling attack in 2013 to score a scintillating 175 runs in only 66 deliveries for the Royal Challengers Bangalore at Bengaluru’s M Chinnaswamy Stadium.He notched up his century in only 30 balls – the fastest century in the history of the IPL – breaking the record previously set by Yusuf Pathan who scored a 37-ball century for KKR in 2010.Gayle’s entertaining innings comprised 13 fours and 17 sixes at a strike-rate over 265.