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Darren Sammy fears for future of West Indies cricket as T20 comes first

Darren Sammy fears for future of West Indies cricket as T20 comes first

West Indies won the World Twenty20 in 2012 and 2016, but have had little success in cricket`s other formats recently.

India vs Sri Lanka: Shikhar Dhawan equals Sourav Ganguly, Herschelle Gibbs, Chris Gayle for most ICC Champions Trophy hundreds

India vs Sri Lanka: Shikhar Dhawan equals Sourav Ganguly, Herschelle Gibbs, Chris Gayle for most ICC Champions Trophy hundreds

In the previous edition of the tournament, which India won under Dhoni's leadership, Dhawan top-scored with 363 runs in five matches, at an average of 90.75.

Chris Gayle picks Cristiano Ronaldo's Real Madrid to bag 12th Champions League crown

Chris Gayle picks Cristiano Ronaldo's Real Madrid to bag 12th Champions League crown

The Los Balancos will take on Serie A giants Juventus in the summit clash of the most coveted trophy in European club football in Cardiff on June 4.

WATCH: Dangerous Chris Gayle takes matter into his own hands after Amit Mishra's furious appeal

WATCH: Dangerous Chris Gayle takes matter into his own hands after Amit Mishra's furious appeal

Mishra, taken aback by the unexpected turn of event, tried to avoid the contact.

WATCH: RCB's Chris Gayle marks 100th IPL appearance with royal duck against KKR

WATCH: RCB's Chris Gayle marks 100th IPL appearance with royal duck against KKR

The left-handed batsman has been in dismal form in IPL 2017, scoring a total of 152 runs in 8 matches with a best score of 77 to his name and an average of 19.

WATCH: Sandeep Sharma shocks RCB; removes Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers in one dream spell — DON'T MISS

WATCH: Sandeep Sharma shocks RCB; removes Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers in one dream spell — DON'T MISS

The 23-year-old thus became the first player in the IPL history to take the wickets of the trio in a single match.

IPL 2017: 10th season has proved that elegant, old-school batting is just as important in T20 format

IPL 2017: 10th season has proved that elegant, old-school batting is just as important in T20 format

South Africa`s Hashim Amla has been delighting cricketing purists by racking up large totals with his conventional style of play while Kane Williamson of New Zealand is also showing there`s more to T20 than power.

IPL 2017, Match 29: RCB vs SRH Live Score – Live Streaming, Date, Venue, TV Listing

IPL 2017, Match 29: RCB vs SRH Live Score – Live Streaming, Date, Venue, TV Listing

RCB vs SRH: Virat Kohli's men enter the match on the back of a humiliating defeat against Kolkata Knight Riders, where they were bowled out for 49 runs – the lowest total in IPL history.

IPL 2017: Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle trinity the talk of town at Eden Gardens

IPL 2017: Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle trinity the talk of town at Eden Gardens

Every time the RCB come calling, the combined star power of Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Chris Gayle so mesmerise the home supporters that they even fleetingly forget their loyalties and burst into applause as hammer blows from the trio cross the boundary rope.

MS Dhoni is the captain of Shane Warne's all-time IPL XI, no place for tournament's leading scorer Suresh Raina

MS Dhoni is the captain of Shane Warne's all-time IPL XI, no place for tournament's leading scorer Suresh Raina

But the team has no place for other Indian legends like Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag. Other notable Indian missing from the list is Suresh Raina – the tournament's leading scorer.

Would wake up at 2 AM to watch Chris Gayle play, says Gautam Gambhir

Would wake up at 2 AM to watch Chris Gayle play, says Gautam Gambhir

Gayle recently became the first batsman to complete 10,000 runs in T20 cricket.

IPL 2017: Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper David Warner hits season's greatest shot — MUST WATCH

IPL 2017: Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper David Warner hits season's greatest shot — MUST WATCH

The 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL) is in its third week, and cricket fans have been treated to some great shots. Sixes hit by MS Dhoni and Chris Gayle stood out for their sheer sizes, but the best shot of the season so far was played, or rather manufactured, by David Warner.

Harbhajan Singh congratulates Chris Gayle on achieving 10,000 T20 runs

Harbhajan Singh congratulates Chris Gayle on achieving 10,000 T20 runs

Gayle had sliced a single through point off the third delivery of the fourth over against the Gujarat Lions, to achieve his feat. Although unfazed at the moment then, the Jamaican had later expressed his delight in the post-match presentation.

RCB coach Daniel Vettori applauds Chris Gayle, Yuzvendra Chahal after 21-run win against Gujarat Lions

RCB coach Daniel Vettori applauds Chris Gayle, Yuzvendra Chahal after 21-run win against Gujarat Lions

Meanwhile, Gujarat Lions' medium pacer Basil Thampi said getting Gayle out was the "best feeling of my life".

IPL 2017: I still have a lot more to offer, says RCB batsman Chris Gayle

IPL 2017: I still have a lot more to offer, says RCB batsman Chris Gayle

The left-hander, who was brought in as a replacement for the injured AB de Villiers, put together a 122-run opening stand with skipper Virat Kohli as Royal Challengers blasted 213 for 2, the highest total of the season.

Chris Gayle reaches 10, 000 T20 runs: Vijay Mallya congratulates Universe Boss on historic feat

Chris Gayle reaches 10, 000 T20 runs: Vijay Mallya congratulates Universe Boss on historic feat

Chris Gayle, who has been in and out of the Royal Challengers Squad in IPL 2017, finally played a crucial knock and also became the first batsman to complete 10, 000 runs in T20 cricket.

IPL 2017: 'UniverseBoss' is still here and still alive, warns Chris Gayle

IPL 2017: 'UniverseBoss' is still here and still alive, warns Chris Gayle

The self-proclaimed "UniverseBoss" Gayle also warned his rival IPL teams, saying he is still here and alive after he returned to form with a smashing 77 against Gujarat Lions to guide RCB to 21-run win.

IPL 2017: Marvelous Virat Kohli plays a captain's knock, replete with classic shots — WATCH

IPL 2017: Marvelous Virat Kohli plays a captain's knock, replete with classic shots — WATCH

He led from the front with a brilliant, well-measured 64 off 50 balls.

Chris Gayle facts: Here are all the numbers you need to know about T20 cricket's first 10k man

Chris Gayle facts: Here are all the numbers you need to know about T20 cricket's first 10k man

He went on to make 77 off 38 balls with five fours and seven sixes, and he now has 10,074 runs in T20.

IPL 2017: Watch Chris Gayle's EPIC celebration after hitting a monster six — VIDEO

IPL 2017: Watch Chris Gayle's EPIC celebration after hitting a monster six — VIDEO

Riding on Gayle 77 (38b) and Kohli 64 (50b), RCB set the Lions a 214-run target at Rajkot.