Dissecting Chris Gayle’s numbers in T20 cricket
Chris Gayle became the first player to complete 14000 runs in T20 cricket.
Updated - Jul 15, 2021 7:59 am
‘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.
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.
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||90||3420||43.29|
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.