Stats: Chris Gayle’s Twenty20 career in numbers

Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle. (Photo Source: BCCI)

It was a mind-boggling achievement by Chris Gayle who went on to become the first cricketer in the history of T20 cricket to accumulate 10,000 runs while appearing for Royal Challengers Bangalore in yesterday’s match against the Gujarat Lions. The southpaw was under severe pressure to perform prior to this match and boy he responded in the best of fashions.

He roared back to form with a 38 balls 77 which included 5 fours and 7 gigantic sixes. It was entertainment at it’s best as the big Caribbean batsman made light work of the GL bowlers. He brought up many records during his innings and some of them are listed below.

1 – Chris Gayle became the first player ever to complete the 10000 runs in each of the three formats (FC, List A and T20).

4 – Number of players including Chris Gayle who has carried their bat through in Twenty20 cricket. He remained unbeaten on 63 despite West Indies bowled out for just 101 vs Sri Lanka in 2009 WT20 semis. He is the only one to carry the bat in T20Is.

6 – Number of consecutive calendar years since 2011 in which Chris Gayle has scored 1000 or more runs in Twenty20s. In overall, no player has managed to score over 1000 runs in a calendar year more than 3 times.

12 – Balls taken by Chris Gayle for his fifty for Melbourne Renegades against Adelaide Strikers in 2016, the joint fastest in Twenty20s and the joint fastest recorded fifty across all formats. He equalled Yuvraj Singh’s 12-ball fifty (vs England in 2007).

18 – Number of centuries scored by Chris Gayle in Twenty20 format so far, easily the most by any player. Brendon McCullum is 2nd on this list as well with seven centuries.

19 – Number of teams Chris Gayle has represented in Twenty20s: PCA XI, West Indies, Jamaica, Stanford Superstars, Matabeleland Tuskers, Western Australia, Kolkata Knight Riders, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Somerset, Barisal Bulls (Barisal Burners), Lions, Sydney Thunder, Jamaica Tallawahs, Karachi Kings, Lahore Qalandars, Melbourne Renegades, Chittagong Vikings, Dhaka Gladiators.

30 – Balls taken by Chris Gayle for his hundred vs Pune Warriors India in 2013, the fastest ever in Twenty20 cricket and the fastest ever recorded century across all formats.

34 – Number of century stands in which Chris Gayle has been part of in Twenty20s so far, the most by any player. Virat Kohli stands next on this list as he was part of 23-century stands in T20s.

47 – Number of man of the match awards Chris Gayle has in Twenty20, the most for any player. Luke Wright next on this list with 28 man of the matches in this format, who has 19 awards less than Gayle.

79 – Number of fifty-plus scores Chris Gayle has in the Twenty20 format so far, the most by any player. David Warner is the 2nd most on this list with 61 fifty-plus scores in T20s.

74.79 – Percentage of Twenty20 career runs scored by Chris Gayle in boundaries. He has hit 769 fours and 743 sixes. He has a wholesome of 7534 runs in boundaries in this format which is a tad less than Brendon McCullum’s (7596) career runs in T20s, the highest run-getter in this format after Gayle.

145 – Number of consecutive innings for Chris Gayle between 2012 and 2016 in Twenty20s without a duck. No other player in Twenty20 history has batted for 100 consecutive innings without a duck. Mike Hussey went without a duck between 2012 and 2016.

175* – Chris Gayle’s 175* vs Pune Warriors in 2013 is the highest score for any player in Twenty20 cricket.

743 – Number of sixes Chris Gayle has hit in Twenty20s so far, the most by any player. No other batsman has hit 500 T20 sixes. Gayle has hit 769 boundary fours as well which is also the most by anyone in this format.

1665 – Runs scored by Chris Gayle in Twenty20s in 2015, the most number of runs by any player in a single calendar year. Virat Kohli has 1614 T20 runs in 2016.

1782 – Runs scored by Chris Gayle at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Twenty20 cricket, the 2nd most number of runs by any player in at a single venue. Virat Kohli has scored 2188 runs in Twenty20s at the same venue.

3357 – Runs scored by Chris Gayle for Royal Challengers Bangalore in T20s, the most by him for any team in Twenty20 cricket.

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