Chris Gayle passes 10,000 Twenty20 runs

18 April 2017 05:40

Chris Gayle became the first batsman to reach 10,000 Twenty20 runs after making 77 for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League.

The flamboyant 37-year-old West Indian has long been the standard bearer for the shortest format and reached the milestone in his 290th appearance, against Gujarat Lions in Rajkot.

Gayle has scored a remarkable 7,534 of those runs in fours and sixes, with 18 centuries, 61 fifties and a top score of 175 not out - all records in their own right.

Gayle began the match on 9,997 runs and reached five figures in less than spectacular fashion with three singles. He warmed to the task as things progressed, though, hitting seven sixes and five fours in his 38-ball stay.

The Jamaican has played all over the world in an increasingly nomadic career, including stints in England with Somerset and Worcestershire.

Source: PA