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Chris Gayle slams 10,000 T20 runs

first_imgT20 cricket batting giant, Chris Gayle became the first man to score 10,000 runs in that form of the game when he slammed a commanding 77 off 38 balls for Royal Bangalore Challengers in the Indian Premier League on Tuesday.Gayle was only three runs short of the target when he strolled to the wicket and 68 short before the tournament bowled off. He experienced a poor run of form and was dropped for two matches.He rebounded in style, blasting the bowling to all parts of the ground to celebrate anotherpersonal milestone. He hit seven sixes and five fours.The hard-hitting Jamaican has 18 T20centuries to his credit and is the first to score a ton in the shortest format of the game. Some 74 per cent of his runs have come from boundaries.His 10,074 runs is 2,550 more than second-placed Brendan McCullum of New Zealand. Gayle scoredhis runs in 290 matches with a strike rate of 149.51. He has struck a remarkable 743 sixes, while Kieron Pollard of Trinidad and Tobago is second with 459.Gayle has represented 19 different T20  teams. He was a member of the West Indies team which won the World Cup T20 tournament in India.last_img read more