Chris Gayle smashes 10,000 T20 runs: Yuvraj Singh, Gautam Gambhir in awe

first_imgSwashbuckling West Indies opener Chris Gayle returned to form with a blistering 38-ball 77-run innings to power Royal Challengers Bangalore to a massive 213/2 against the Gujarat Lions in Rajkot. His vicious knock helped Bangalore beat the home side by 21 runs in on Tuesday.Put into bat, the visitors got off to a thunderous start with Gayle and skipper Virat Kohli (64) putting on 122 runs in 13 overs as the Gujarat bowlers failed to find an answer to the onslaught.Kedar Jadhav (38 not out of 16 balls) and Travis Head (30 not out of 16) then finished off the proceedings in style with a 54-run unbeaten third wicket stand.Coming into the match, just 3 runs short of becoming the first batsman to get 10,000 T20 runs, Gayle reached the landmark slicing a good length delivery from pacer Basil Thampi through point down to third man for a single.There was no looking back from there on as the West Indian turned on the heat, dealing mostly in fours and sixes.Here’s how the Twitteratti reacted to Gayle’s milestone.Congratulations to @henrygayle on completing 10 thousand t20 runs ! Legend ????????? and making @IPL the most entertaining cricket tournament- yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) April 18, [email protected] 10,000 T20 runs. PARANORMAL. Only my car mileage is better than that!!! @IPL @KKRiders- Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) April 18, 2017What a Player @henrygayle keep it going.Only 10 k runs in T20???..can someone tell how many runs in four nd sixes ? #sixerkinggayle [email protected] Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) April 18, 2017thats what am talking about @RCBTweets you just cant drop this man @imVkohli good batting @henrygayle Yohan Blake (@YohanBlake) April 18, 2017Who would have imagined that a player would score 10k in T20!! The boss of this game @henrygayle- Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) April 18, 2017Well done to @henrygayle on 10000 t20 runs. Biggest hitter in the game by a long way. #respect- David Warner (@davidwarner31) April 18, 2017Massive congratulations to @henrygayle on 10000 T20runs. What a player he has been! @RCBTweets- Michael Clarke (@MClarke23) April 18, 2017last_img read more