Veteran West Indian batsman, Chris Gayle, turned the primary participant on this planet to attain 14,000 runs in T20 cricket. Gayle achieved the monumental feat within the third T20I between West Indies and Australia performed earlier as we speak.
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Gayle was named as participant of the match as he helped West Indies beat Australia by chasing down a goal 142. Gayle scored 67 off 38 balls, together with 7 large sixes and West Indies registered a whitewash within the T20I sequence in opposition to the guests.
The Universe Boss is the best scorer in T20 format, having scored 14,038 runs in his profession. He has virtually 4,000 runs greater than the second-highest run-scorer, Kieron Pollard. Gayle reached the landmark in 431 T20 matches, at a mean of 37.63 and a powerful strike-rate of 146.1. Pollard is adopted by veteran Pakistani all-rounder, Shoaib Malik, who has amassed 10,741 runs in 425 matches. He’s the one batsman on the listing with no centuries to his title.
The 41-year outdated is definitely the very best T20 batsman ever for the reason that inception of the format in 2003. He has scored 22 centuries, probably the most variety of T20 centuries within the historical past of the format. The subsequent batsmen with probably the most variety of centuries are David Warner, Aaron Finch, and Michael Klinger with 8 centuries every.
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Having made his T20 debut in 2005, Gayle has gone on to symbolize plenty of groups in numerous T20 leagues around the globe. He has taken half within the Pakistan Tremendous League (PSL), Indian Premier League (IPL), Caribbean Premier League (CPL), Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), Huge Bash League (BBL), T20 Blast in England and the Mzansi Tremendous League in South Africa.
Let’s take a look on the 5 highest run-scorers in T20 historical past: