The IPL did not specify the exact incident for which he was penalised but it is understood the Jamaican was penalised for throwing his bat away in disgust after getting out for 99 against Rajasthan Royals.
Gayle, 41, is way ahead of his nearest competitor, fellow West Indian and Mumbai Indians player Kieron Pollard, who has hit 690 sixes in T20 format.
Casing 150 on Monday night, Gayle, who was overlooked and was also ill in the first phase of the IPL, showed why he is called the 'Universe Boss' during his innings of 51 off 29 balls against KKR.
Needing two of the last over bowled by Yuzvendra Chahal, Kings XI left it to the last ball with Nicholas Pooran finally hitting the winning six.
The game is at Sharjah, the smallest among the three venues and ideal for someone like Gayle to go on a six-hitting spree.
According to several media reports, Gayle was one of the members who attended Usain Bolt's 34th birthday party. Bolt has tested positive for COVID-19.
The left-handed batsman now has 328 international sixes to his name. As captain, he has hit 212 sixes and has gone past Dhoni's tally of 211.
The star West Indies opener stressed on the fact that black lives matter, in the wake of George Floyd's death which has caused outrage across the United States.
Gayle admitted that his description of former Jamaica Tallawahs franchise and its assistant coach Ramnaresh Sarwan as 'worse than the coronavirus' were 'damaging.'
The opener claimed that Sarwan wanted to take control of CPL franchise Jamaica Tallawahs and that is why he engineered Gayle's ouster from the team.