Chris Gayle's record 10000 T20 runs milestone bat to be auctioned

Ross Houston
April 25, 2017

AB de Villiers, the Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman, will miss Tuesday's (April 18) clash against Gujarat Lions in Rajkot due to his recurring back trouble. After the epic innings, which helped RCB win the match and walk away with the man of the match award, Kohli was seen taking Gayle's interview, and it was all fun.

While the team was delighted after getting the first breakthrough, the umpires asked Gayle to wait to check whether the catch was taken cleanly.

Replays showed that while McCullum may not have made contact with the rope, his hat did, meaning the original out call on the field was reversed to a six and Gayle was able to return to the middle of the field. After being given a lifeline, the big-hitting left-hander smashed 39 more runs in no time.

Gayle achieved the milestone in his 290th Twenty20 match - running three singles off his first five deliveries.

Royal Challengers Bangalore: C. Gayle lbw b Basil Thampi 77, V. Kohli c Smith b Kulkarni 64, Travis Head not out 30, Kedar Jadhav not out 38. People still looking out for Chris Gayle. Defending a massive total, RCB spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Pawan Negi bowled well to contain GL well below their total.

Former Black Caps skipper Brendon McCullum has continued his destructive form with the bat in thumping a 44-ball 72 for Gujurat Lions against Bangalore in Indian Premier League cricket.

The ball was going for Gayle's 4th six of the inning when suddenly Brendon McCullum appeared in between the ball and the boundary line and took a mind-blowing catch. That move reaped rewards early on as Chahal picked up the wickets of Dwayne Smith and Suresh Raina in his first two overs and reduced the hosts to 37-2. Later kishan played a attractive knock 39 runs in just 16 balls by that time it was nearly over for Gujarat Lions.

With three losses in four matches so far in the tournament, Gujarat will now look to better their overall record against bottom-placed RCB. Gayle was back in the crease and then the way he played the rest of his innings was something out of the world. By then, the opening pair had already 122 runs for the first wicket.

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