Wednesday, August 23, 2017 | ePaper

Gayle first to hit 10,000 Twenty20 runs

  • Print


AFP, New Delhi :
Chris Gayle has become the first batsman to accumulate 10,000 Twenty20 runs, going past the milestone during a match-winning blitz in the Indian Premier League.
Swashbuckling West Indian Gayle, 37, who plies his trade across the world's Twenty20 leagues, smashed 77 off 38 balls with five fours and seven sixes to lead Royal Challengers Bangalore to a 21-run win over Gujarat Lions in Rajkot on Tuesday.
Gayle's nearest rival New Zealand's Brendon McCullum, who top scored for Gujarat with 72, has more than 7,500 runs in the shortest format.
The self-proclaimed "Universe Boss" has scored 7,534 runs in fours and sixes in his domestic Twenty20 career including 18 centuries and 61 fifties.
The burly left-hander from Jamaica thanked his fans on social media.
"Big Thank You to the fans for the love and support over the years! Many more entertainment to come! #10000CG #Champion #KingGayle," Gayle tweeted.
Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya, who was arrested and later granted bail in London on Tuesday for alleged fraud, also congratulated Gayle on Twitter.
Gayle replied with a "Thanks Big Boss" message for his team's former owner who stepped down from the post of franchise director last year.
Gayle last played a Twenty20 international in April last year after an alleged pay dispute led to a fallout with the West Indies Cricket Board.

More News For this Category

'We now feel unbeatable at home':Shakib Al Hasan

The most celebrated all-rounder, Shakib Al Hasan, who is the top ranked all-rounder in all three formats of the game gave his view on Bangladesh's change in mentality in an

Sunil Joshi new Spin Coach of Bangladesh Cricket team

Sunil Joshi new Spin Coach of Bangladesh Cricket team

Sports Reporter :Sunil Joshi of India is now the new Spin Consultant Coach of Bangladesh Cricket team.Media Manager of BCB Rabeed Imam said to this Reporter on Tuesday, " Sunil

Mahmudullah off to West Indies

Mahmudullah off to West Indies

Sports Reporter :Mahmudullah Riyad left the city on Monday night for West Indies to take part in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). Riyad will play for Jamaica Tallawahs in CPL.Riyad

Want to do something good for team: Agar

Australia's left-arm spinner Ashton Agar said he wants to do something good if he get nod in the best eleven in the first Test against Bangladesh. He was speaking at

Sri Lanka coach slams selection policy after defeat

AFP, Dambulla :Sri Lanka's cricket coach Nick Pothas has blamed outside interference for a string of poor performances, saying frequent changes to the selection line-up had made his job "very

Australia`s tour match cancelled

Australia's two-day tour match against a Bangladesh XI has been cancelled because of concerns over contaminated water following recent flooding at the ground.Australia coach Darren Lehmann and skipper Steven Smith

Australia's cricket players (from left) Glenn Maxwell, David Warner and Usman Khawaja playing  with a ball during a practice session in Dhaka on  Monday. Australia is scheduled to play two Test matches against Bangladesh beginning August 27 in Dhaka.

Australia's cricket players (from left) Glenn Maxwell, David Warner and Usman Khawaja playing with a ball during a practice session in Dhaka on Monday. Australia is scheduled to play two Test matches against Bangladesh beginning August 27 in Dhaka.

Nasir Hossain enjoys bowling

Sports Reporter :All-rounder Nasir Hossain said, " I enjoy bowling very much."Nasir Hossain said to the journalists after he had been recalled in the Test squad of Bangladesh against Australia.

Satellite channels, which telecast Tigers-Aussies Tests live

Sports Reporter :After eleven years, Australia National Cricket team arrived in Bangladesh to play two Test matches against their counterpart Bangladesh National Cricket team.The first Test match between Bangladesh and

Mahmudullah to play for Jamaica Tallawahs in CPL

Mahmudullah to play for Jamaica Tallawahs in CPL

Sports Reporter :Mahmudullah Riyad will play for Jamaica Tallawahs in the ongoing Caribbean Premier League (CPL) in West Indies. Riyad was dropped from the Bangladesh National Cricket team against Australia