AB de Villiers Becomes 1st South African To Complete 9000 T20 Runs
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AB de Villiers Becomes 1st South African To Complete 9000 T20 Runs

AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers (Image Credit: IPL)

Legendary cricketer AB de Villiers created history on Saturday (31st October) evening as he became the first South African batsman to score 9000 T20 runs. The right-handed batsman also became the eighth overall batsman to score 9000 T20 runs.

During the 52nd match of the IPL 2020, where Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) were facing SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) at Sharjah Cricket Stadium (Sharjah), star RCB cricketer De Villiers reached that feat.

Before this match, De Villiers was just four runs away to complete his 9000 T20 runs as he already scored 8996 runs in 303 T20 innings (322 matches). During his 304th T20 innings, the right-handed batsman completed his 9000 T20 runs after completing his fourth run of that evening.

AB de Villiers, 9000 T20 runs, South African, batsman
AB de Villiers (Image Credit: IPL)

In that innings, De Villiers scored 24 runs off 24 balls with the help of only four and only six. After this latest innings, De Villiers has scored 9020 T20 runs.

Batsmen with 9000 T20 runs

Player Nationality Runs
Chris Gayle Jamaican 13572
Kieron Pollard Trinidadian 10425
Shoaib Malik  Pakistan 10145
Brendon McCullum New Zealand 9922
David Warner Australian 9712
Virat Kohli Indian 9331
Aaron Finch Australian 9275
AB de Villiers South African 9020

AB de Villiers became the 5th fastest batsman to complete 9000 T20 runs

AB de Villiers, 9000 T20 runs, South African, batsman
AB de Villiers (Image Credit: IPL)

In the meantime, De Villiers became the fifth-fastest batsman to complete 9000 T20 runs. While De Villiers completed his 9000 T20 runs in 304 innings, only Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli, David Warner and Aaron Finch have managed to reach this same feat faster than the South African.

Chris Gayle, 9000 T20 runs, batsman
Chris Gayle (Image Credit: IPL)

Fastest to complete 9000 T20 runs

Player Nationality Matches
Chris Gayle Jamaican 249
Virat Kohli Indian 271
David Warner Australian 273
Aaron Finch Australian 281
AB de Villiers South African 304
Brendon McCullum New Zealand 325
Shoaib Malik Pakistan 335
Kieron Pollard Trinidadian 414

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