Gayle reaches historic landmark, becomes first to score 10,000 T20 runs

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Rajkot [India], Apr 18 (ANI): West Indies swashbuckling batsman Chris Gayle, on Tuesday, became the first ever player in the world to reach the landmark of 10,000 runs in Twenty20 cricket. Known to be one of the most destructive batsmen in the shortest format of the game, the 37-year-old reached the milestone while batting for Royal Challengers Bangalore in their Indian Premier League (IPL) clash against the Gujarat Lions at the Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) Stadium here today. Gayle became the first entrant of the exclusive club when he scored his third run, having started the match on 9997 runs. He also became the first player to score more than 10,000 runs in three levels -- first-class, list-A and T20s. Interestingly, the Caribbean batsman might end up being the only player in the 10,000 club in T20s for a long time as no other batsman has crossed 8,000-run mark in T20s, with the second highest run-scorer after Gayle being former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum (7524) followed by Brad Hodge (7338) and David Warner (7156).(ANI)