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Universe Boss rules: Dissecting Chris Gayle’s numbers in T20 cricket

‘Universe Boss’ Chris Gayle achieved yet another record in T20 cricket during the match against Australia. West Indies were chasing 142 runs in the third T20I of the five-match series, and Gayle played a match-winning knock of 67 runs off 38 balls. During his knock, he became the first player to complete 14000 runs in T20 cricket. He was adjudged the player of the match for his brilliant batting.

Let’s have a look at some important stats and numbers from Chris Gayle’s big milestone

Chris Gayle’s road to 14000 T20 runs:

Landmark (runs) Innings taken Against Match Date
1000 35 Delhi Daredevils 29 Mar 2010
2000 64 Chennai Super Kings 15 May 2011
3000 87 Rajshahi Royals 10 Feb 2012
4000 107 New Zealand 30 Jun 2012
5000 132 Delhi Daredevils 16 Apr 2013
6000 162 Kings XI Punjab 28 Apr 2014
7000 192 Kolkata Knight Riders 11 Apr 2015
8000 213 St Lucia Zouks 7 Jul 2015
9000 249 Sunrisers Hyderabad 29 May 2016
10000 285 Gujarat Lions 18 Apr 2017
11000 314 Dhaka Dynamites 12 Dec 2017
12000 345 Kabul Zwanan 21 Oct 2018
13000 381 Barbados Tridents 15 Sep 2019
14000 423 Australia 12 July 2021

1 – Chris Gayle is the first and the only player to complete 14000 T20 runs. In fact, no other player has even touched the 11000-run mark. The second player on this list is Kieron Pollard with 10836 runs in the shortest format.

Player Innings Runs Avg Strike Rate 100/50
Chris Gayle 423 14038 37.63 146.18 22/87
Kieron Pollard 484 10836 31.68 152.68 1/54
Shoaib Malik 397 10741 37.03 126.66 0/66
David Warner 303 10017 37.8 140.8 8/82
Virat Kohli 295 9922 41.86 134 5/72
Brendon McCullum 364 9922 29.97 136.49 7/55

4000 – Chris Gayle has been the fastest player to complete multiples of 1000 runs from 4000 to 14000 till now. The record for being the fastest to 1000, 2000 and 3000 runs belongs to Shaun Marsh.

12.79 – Among the total 14038 runs Gayle has scored in T20 cricket, only 1796 of them i.e. 12.79 per cent have come in International cricket. The major part of his T20 runs has come while playing franchise cricket.

3420 – Among the total runs for Chris Gayle, most runs (3420) have come while playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Team Innings Runs Avg
Royal Challengers Bangalore 90 3420 43.29
West Indies 64 1796 30.44
Jamaica Tallawahs 53 1695 38.52
Punjab Kings 39 1324 37.82
Others 177 5803 37.19

The legendary batsman has also scored over 1000 T20 runs while playing for West Indies, Jamaica Tallawahs and Punjab Kings.

8620 – Gayle has scored his 8620 T20 runs in the winning cause which is the most by any player. Apart from this, 5104 runs have been scored in lost matches while the remaining are either in tied or washed out matches.

2016 – Chris Gayle’s fifty in the third T20I against Australia was his first fifty-plus score after T20 World Cup 2016. He crossed the 50-run mark last time against England in T20 WC 2016 where he scored an unbeaten century.

1 – At the age of 41 Years and 294 days, Gayle became the oldest player to score a T20I fifty among full-member countries.

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