Chris Gayle created history after adding another outstanding milestone to his illustrious career during the T20 cricket.
Dropped in favour of Shane Watson against Pune, Chris Gayle was made to wait in order to reach the milestone. He was also left out against Kings XI Punjab in favour of the returning of AB de Villiers.
However, Chris Gayle was included in the playing XI for the match against Gujarat Lions in place of de Villiers, who missed the clash due to injury.
Prior to this match, Chris had played a total of 289 T20s, in which he scored 9997 runs at an average of 40.47 and a strike rate of 149.20. He has scored 18 centuries and 60 fifties with his highest being 175* against the Pune Warriors India back in Indian Premier League 2013.
Second in the list of batsmen with the most T20 runs is former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum, who plays for Gujarat Lions in the IPL. Brendon McCullum has 7,524 runs.
Expectations were high in RCB’s home game on April 14, for Chris Gayle to reach this milestone, but he fell short by 3 runs.
Chris was expected to reach the milestone in the game against Mumbai Indians but came up short after being caught behind by Parthiv Patel off a Hardik Pandya bouncer.
Chris Gayle, who has been out of the West Indies team for a while now, participates in different T20 competitions around the world like the Pakistan Super League, Bangladesh Premier League, Caribbean Premier League, Indian Premier League and the Big Bash League in Australia.
The magnificent Jamaican had not been in decent touch coming into the match as he just scored 22 (Mumbai Indians), 6 (Delhi Daredevils) and 32 (Sunrisers Hyderabad) in his three matches.
Nevertheless, he displayed some finesse of his old self during this innings against Rising Pune Supergiant, a team he was playing against for the first time.
Chris, who required just 3 runs to reach the outstanding milestone before the start of the match against the Gujarat Lions, did so by hitting Basil Thampi for a single off the third ball of the fourth over.
Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Chris Gayle then became the first batsman to complete 10,000 runs in T20 cricket
Congratulations Chris Gayle!