Chris Gayle creates history by scoring 10,000th Twenty20 run

Chris Gayle plays a shot during the World T20 cricket tournament match between England and West Indies on March 16, 2016
West Indian batsman Chris Gayle creates history by becoming the first player to ever score 10,000 runs in Twenty20 cricket.

Chris Gayle has created history by becoming the first player to ever score 10,000 Twenty20 runs.

The big-hitting West Indian batsman needed just three runs to reach the milestone from today's Indian Premier League match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Gujarat Lions in Rajkot.

Gayle passed the total with three singles, but soon warmed to the task in trademark style and went on to score 77 off just 38 deliveries, including seven sixes and five fours.

A staggering 7,534 of his 10,000 runs have come via boundaries, while the 37-year-old also holds the Twenty20 records for centuries (18), half-centuries (61) and highest score (175 not out).

Gayle reached the milestone in just his 290th appearance having become synonymous with the shortest form of the game since its introduction.

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