Chris Gayle created history when he brought up his 10,000 runs in T20 cricket on Tuesday night, during the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 match between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Gujarat Lions (GL). Gayle has thus become the first cricketer ever to score that many runs in the shortest format of the game, which has shot to prominence with alarming rapidity. Gayle, who can be described as one of the most dangerous batsmen in T20 cricket, may have broken away from those who have T20 runs in four-figures, but there are some of the most illustrious names in the list. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Gujarat Lions (GL) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) IPL 2017, Match 20
Irrespective of the fact that there are 10 batsmen who have scored more than 6,000 runs in T20 cricket — which also includes India’s run-machine Virat Kohli. Gayle, though, is in a different league altogether. Among the 10 most prolific run-scorers in T20 cricket, Gayle is the only batsman with more than 8,000 runs in the format. No other batsman has even touched that run mark. For that matter, David Warner, the one who made his T20 International debut for Australia without playing First-Class cricket — one of the rarest in their history — brought up his 7,000 runs in the format in the ongoing IPL 10. FULL IPL 2017 Score, Gujarat Lions (GL) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) IPL 10, Match 20
Here is the list of players with most runs in T20 cricket history:
* The report and table were published when Chris Gayle was unbeaten in the IPL 2017 game between RCB and GL.
Meanwhile, IPL 2017 has witnessed several batsmen getting to their personal landmarks. Manish Pandey became the seventh batsman to score 1,000 runs for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in IPL. Kieron Pollard also brought up his 2,000 runs for Mumbai Indians (MI) in the tournament.