Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Chris Gayle: First man to score 10,000 runs in T20 cricket

Chris Gayle became the first cricketer to score 10,000 runs in T20 cricket as he reached the score of 3 for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Gujarat Lions in an Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 match.

Chris Gayle, the brutal and entertaining Jamaican hard -hitter, is now in an elite club of his own - one for those with 10,000 T20 runs. Royal Challengers Bangalore’s (RCB’s) Gayle became the first entrant of the exclusive club as he reached 3 against the Gujarat Lions in their 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL) match on Tuesday.

Before the start of the 2017 IPL, Gayle needed 63 runs to reach the 10,000 milestone. He scored 32, 6, 22 in the three matches he played prior to Tuesdays fixture. He was also dropped from two matches, which delayed the milestone.

Gayle also became the first player to score more than 10,000 runs in three levels -- first-class, list-A and T20s. And with Gayle’s feat, India added to its reputation of providing the perfect stage for entering the 10,000 clubs.

Chris Gayle has a long list of batting record to his name, and has added yet another, by becoming the first cricketer to cross 10k T-20 runs. 7530 runs came from boundaries.

Highlights :

* First to score 10,000  run in T-20 cricket format -10,074 runs
* Most sixes in an innings -17 sixes .
* Most overall sixes in T-20 games - 262 sixes.
* Most runs through boundaries - 7534 runs. 743 sixes. 769 fours.
* Fastest hundred in T-20 - from 30 balls .
* Highest individual score in T-20 Cricket - 175* runs 
* Highest average in T-20 cricket format - 43.45
* Most Hundreds in T-20 cricket - 18 Hundreds

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