Back in the RCB XI only because of AB de Villiers' injury, Chris Gayle ensured the world was reminded of who exactly was the "Universe Boss" when he smashed a 38-ball 77 against Gujarat Lions on Tuesday night.
Coming into the match, Gayle was also just 3 runs short of becoming the first batsman to amass 10,000 T20 runs, and he reached the landmark by nudging Basil Thampi's delivery for a single. The "Universe Boss" then went on to smash five boundaries and seven massive sixes as RCB posted a winning target of 213.
The team won by 21 runs and the tweets celebrating Gayle's feat followed. Here’s what Kohli messaged.
10000 T20 runs for Chris Gayle.... first to do so in this format!— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) April 18, 2017
Scored most runs for....
1452 Jamaica Tallawahs#GLvRCB
First to reach 10,000 runs:— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) April 18, 2017
Tests: Sunil Gavaskar
ODI: Sachin Tendulkar
T20: Chris Gayle
Gayle becomes FIRST PLAYER to complete 10000 runs in T20 - He has scored 10K in all 3 formats of game now— Mishi Malik (@Mishi827) April 18, 2017