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The World’s First Batsman to Score The Most Runs in T20 Cricket

Chris Gayle is known as the best T20 cricketer in the world. Even at the age of 41, Chris Gayle continues to shine in T20 cricket. Chris Gayle has created history in the third T20 match against Australia. Chris Gayle has become the first batsman to score 14,000 runs in a T20 match.

Let us tell you that the Australian team is playing a series of 5 T20 International matches on the West Indies tour these days. The third match of the series was played in St Lucia on 12 July, this match was special for the Caribbean team’s stormy batsman Chris Gayle. During his innings, Gayle created a unique practice in T20 cricket. Gayle is an important player of the West Indies team for this year’s T20 World Cup. Gayle scored 67 runs in 38 balls with the help of seven sixes and four fours in the third T20 match against Australia and played a key role in his team’s victory.

With this, he has become the first batsman to score 14,000 runs in T20. He is the only batsman in the world who has hit more than one thousand sixes and fours in which 258 sixes hit 281 fours. Gayle is 322 runs ahead of second-ranked Kieron Pollard in the list of highest run-scorers in T20 format. Gayle has played 430 matches in which he scored 22 centuries and 86 half-centuries. Gayle is the only player in the world who has scored 22 centuries in short formats like T20.

Gayle started playing T20 cricket in the year 2005. Gayle has participated in dozens of T20 leagues around the world. The record for most runs, most centuries, most half-centuries, most individual scores and most sixes in T20 cricket, is in the name of Universe Boss Chris Gayle. Chris Gayle became the first batsman after scoring 14,000 runs in T20 cricket, second-ranked Kieron Pollard. Former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik is the third most successful batsman in T20 cricket and Australia’s opener David Warner is in fourth place, while Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli has scored the most runs in T20 cricket for the country. By the way, if seen globally, Virat Kohli is the fourth most successful T20 batsman in the world. Nine thousand 922 runs are recorded in his name in the gate of T20. Virat has so far scored 72 half-centuries including five centuries in this format.

Let us tell you that Chris Gayle is set to play in the T20 World Cup to be held this year. It has already been said from the West Indies team that only having Gayle in the team can put pressure on the opposition team. Apart from this, Chris Gayle also says that he wants to play cricket till the age of 45. However, Gayle was also a part of popular cricket leagues like the Indian Premier League and Pakistan Super League. Even in these leagues, Chris Gayle’s bat is running fiercely and despite being 41 years old, he is in full demand. Whenever Gayle comes out to bat on the field, the entire stadium erupts with applause. But his life has gone through a lot of struggle. His childhood was spent in poverty and helplessness.

Born on September 21, 1989 in Jamaica, West Indies, Chris Gayle’s father Jagali Gayle was a policeman while his mother used to sell peanuts on the roadside. His family lived in a kutcha hut. To help the family, Gail used to buy scraps of garbage and he used to earn money by selling it. Then he got a chance to play for Jamaica’s Lucas Cricket Club. In the year 1997, he got the opportunity to play in the first class match. Gayle impressed everyone with his batting. After nearly four years of struggle, once again got the opportunity to play in the series against India in 2002, where Gayle proved himself and proved his mettle. Gayle scored three centuries in this series. This year his bat also went well. He scored 1000 runs in that session. He became the third West Indies player to do so. With his consistent performances, West Indies won many matches. Playing 103 international T20 matches, Chris Gayle scored 72 automatic 14 runs at an average of over 42, including 15 centuries and 37 half-centuries.

After that Chris Gayle retired from international cricket in the year 2019. Chris Gayle may have retired from international matches, but he still gets a chance to play in the big leagues of many countries. He joined the team of Punjab Kings in the world’s most popular cricket league IPL 2020. For this, playing 125 IPL matches, he has scored 44 to 48 runs at an impressive average of 41 decimal one four. Including 28 fifties. At the same time, 18 wickets are also registered in his name. He scored the highest 175 runs in a match. Along with this, Chris Gayle is at the first place in the list of batsmen who hit the most sixes in IPL. He hit 326 sixes in IPL so far. At the same time, the record of hitting 17 sixes in an innings is also recorded in his name. Chris Gayle also holds the record for most six centuries in IPL. By the way, once again in T20, he has created another history with his batting.

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