Chris Gayle’s blade had been misfiring since the start of this Indian Premier League (IPL) season 2017. With a player of his calibre available to open the innings, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) would have been yearning for the #GayleStorm to arrive soon. It had been five games into the 10th edition of IPL and yet there were no indication of the Gayle all set to go all guns blazing. But on Tuesday night, as Gayle walked out to bat with his skipper Virat Kohli against Gujarat Lions (GL) in Match 20 at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot, he was presented with the chance to make history. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Gujarat Lions (GL) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) IPL 2017, Match 20
The full-house at Rajkot witnessed some monstrous sixes flying all around as left-handed opener went on to carnage the GL bowlers in their den. Gayle, who completed his 10,000 runs in T20 cricket, ended up scoring 77 runs off just 38 deliveries. Gayle treated the RCB fans with one of his characteristic innings, and it was laced with 5 boundaries and 7 towering sixes. Moreover, Gayle along with his captain Kohli scored 122 runs off just 76 balls giving his team a solid platform to put a big total on the board.
So here are some of the wittiest tweets that we came across.
With Gayle looting runs in a flurry with ease and perfection, it was very obvious that Twitter went bizarre with reactions coming from all around the world.
— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) April 18, 2017
Chris Gayle: 10,000 T20 runs. An immense achievement by a colossus of a cricketer. 44.16% have come in sixes; 30.56% in fours. #IPL
— Freddie Wilde (@fwildecricket) April 18, 2017
Who is Fastest man❔
— Suresh Pilania (@suresh_pilania) April 18, 2017
Most runs in T20s:
- will we see anyone else getting to 10,000?
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) April 18, 2017