Swashbuckling batsman Chris Gayle has added one more feather to his already illustrious profession. The self-proclaimed ‘Universe Boss’, on Tuesday, develop into the first-ever batsman to breach the mark of 14,000 runs in T20s. He achieved the feat in the course of the third T20I match between the West Indies and Australia in St Lucia. Gayle roared again to type because the West Indies beat Australia by six wickets to take an unassailable lead of 3-0 within the ongoing five-match T20I sequence. It was Australia’s fourth straight sequence loss in T20Is. The International Cricket Council (ICC) additionally celebrated Gayle’s feat by sharing an infographic of the batsman on Instagram.
“Going where no one has gone before! Chris Gayle is the first player to pass 14,000 runs in T20 cricket,” ICC captioned the submit.
Former Australia cricketer Michael Bevan was among the many first few to love the submit. He additionally prolonged his needs to the left-handed batsman on reaching the particular feat.
“Wow, 14000 runs. An amazing achievement,” Bevan wrote.
ICC additionally posted a photograph of Gayle on its Twitter deal with to mark his achievement. Needless to say, the feedback part was flooded with appreciation.
While one consumer felt in “Chris Gayle’s world” the remaining of us are “just side characters”, one other known as him a “pathbreaker and one of a form”.
Gayle smashed 67 runs off 38 balls as he grew to become the primary cricketer to breach the 14,000-run mark in T20 cricket. Interestingly, it was additionally Gayle’s highest rating in T20Is since 2016.
The 41-year-old, who has scored simply 41 runs in his final 5 innings, was not in a position to rating a single run off his first three deliveries within the match off Mitchell Starc’s bowling.
However, after that, he blasted 18 runs off the subsequent 4 deliveries bowled by Josh Hazlewood. Gayle additionally focused leg-spinner Adam Zampa, as he scored 22 runs off six balls and raced to his fifty. Gayle was eliminated by paceman Riley Meredith when he was on 67.
Batting first, Australia scored 141 runs for the loss of six wickets of their allotted 20 overs. West Indies gained the match by six wickets in 14.5 overs.
The 4th T20I between the West Indies and Australia is slated to happen on Thursday on the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia.