Chris Gayle’s match-winning 38-ball 77 against the Gujarat Lions on Tuesday saw him reach an incredible 10 000-run milestone in T20s.
A 21-run win for his side was overshadowed by this achievement as Gayle became the first batsman to reach the magical 10 000-run mark. It took him 290 T20 games, with 18 teams in eight different leagues to do so, as he leapt miles ahead of the second-highest T20 scorer, Brendon McCullum, who has 7 596 runs in 272 games.
The 37-year-old self-proclaimed ‘ Universe Boss’, has an average of 40.62, having scored 18 centuries and 61 fifties. This includes a whopping 769 fours and 743 sixes at a strike rate of 149.51.
His 77 off 38 balls was his first half-century in 17 T20 matches, which was his longest drought in the format.
Gayle took to twitter to thank his fans:
— Chris Gayle (@henrygayle) April 18, 2017
See Gayle’s historic innings: