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IPL 2017: Cricketing Fraternity Congratulates Chris Gayle For Becoming First Player To Score 10,000 T20 Runs 

IPL 2017: Cricketing Fraternity Congratulates Chris Gayle For Becoming First Player To Score 10,000 T20 Runs

Royal Challengers Bangalore opener Chris Gayle added another feather to his already illustrious cap when he became the first batsman to cross the 10,000-run mark in T20 cricket during the Indian Premier League match against Gujarat Lions on Tuesday night (April 18).

The explosive opener had been struggling with the bat thus far in the tournament. Before the start of the 2017 IPL, the southpaw needed 63 runs to reach the 10,000 milestone. However, he managed to score only 60 runs in the three matches he played prior to Tuesday’s fixture. He was also dropped from two matches, which delayed the milestone.

But when he was given another chance to open the innings, he proved his mettle with a whirlwind knock of 77 runs from just 38 balls with the help of five fours and seven sixes. During the knock, he also entered the exclusive 10,000-run club when he strolled for a single to score the third run of his knock.

The feat is undoubtedly an incredible one and one can measure the enormity of the record from the fact that no other batsman has crossed 8,000 runs in the shortest format of the game. Former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum, who is second in this list, has score 7596.  Gayle also became the first player to score more than 10,000 runs in three levels — first-class, list-A and T20s.

As expected, tributes poured in from all corners as soon as the self-proclaimed Universal Boss breached the 10,000- run mark in the shortest format of the game. From David Warner, Yuvraj Singh to Michael Clarke, several big names congratulated Gayle and the West Indian replied to the messages in his own style.

Here are some of those congratulatory messages along with Gayle’ reply:

David Warner:

Kieron Pollard:

Yuvraj Singh:

Michael Clarke:

Murali Kartik:

 

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