New Delhi: Chris Gayle on Tuesday became the first player to breach the 10000-run mark in Twenty20 cricket, when he led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) to a massive 213-run total against the Gujarat Lions in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match at Rajkot.
Opening the innings for RCB, the 37-year-old from Kingston, Jamaica took a single off the third ball of the fourth over of the bowling Basil Thampi to reach the milestone. He went on to make 77 off 38 balls with five fours and seven sixes, and he now has 10,074 runs in T20.
Here are all the numbers you need to know about it:
1. 10000* runs breaking down:
- 288 runs for Barisal Burners
- 139 runs for Barisal Bulls
- 109 runs for Chittagong Vikings
- 114 runs for Dhaka Gladiators
- 343 runs for Jamaica
- 1452 runs for Jamaica Tallawahs
- 160 runs for Karachi Kings
- 463 runs for Kolkata Knight Riders
- 103 runs for Lahore Qalandars
- 257 runs for Lahore Lions
- 293 runs for Matabeleland Tuskers
- 260 runs for Melbourne Renegades
- 11 runs for PCA Masters
- 3283* runs for RCB
- 505 runs for Somerset
- 65 runs for Stanford Superstars
- 389 runs for Sydney Thunder
- 4 runs for West Indians
- 1519 runs for West Indies
- 243 runs for Western Australia
2. He is the scorer of most runs in this format for RCB, West Indies and Jamaica Tallawahs
3. Strangely, April 18 is one record making day for cricket. In 1992, South Africa was readmitted to world cricket. In 1994, Brian Lara hit that record 375 against England. In 2008, Brendon McCullum started the IPL with a 158 against RCB at Eden Gardens.
4. Gayle has 743 sixes, another T20 record, which is way ahead of second-placed Kieron Pollard' 459.
5. He is 18 T20 hundreds, again, miles ahead of second-placed Brendon McCullum (seven).
6. He has the highest percentage of runs in boundaries, a whopping 74.79, thanks to 769 fours and 743 sixes.
7. From 2011 to 2016, Gayle has hit least two T20 hundreds.