Chris Gayle Becomes First Batsman To Cross 6000 T20 Runs
When Chris Gayle returned from a sore back and played against KXIP for his franchise RCB, he created history.
Before the start of the match, Gayle's aggregate score in all T20 matches read 5992. After scoring 20 in the match, his tally extended to 6012, hence making him the first ever player to cross 600 T20 runs. Gayle reached the milestone when he hit Glenn Maxwell for his 2nd boundary of the innings.
The intimidating Gayle holds many more T20 records. He has smashed the most T20 centuries – 11. He is the only batsman to hit more than 400 sixes and 400 fours in T20's. His innings of 175* against PWI in 2013 is the highest ever individual score in a T20 match, and was also the fastest century ever.
Chris Gayle is a T20 veteran. Having plied his trade for clubs and teams all over the world, he is one of the most traveled and experienced players in this format. This latest landmark by Chris Gayle is only testimony of the fact about how he is even more dangerous in this version of the game than the other forms.