IPL 2017: Chris Gayle to Auction His 10,000-Run Landmark Bat

Chris Gayle became the first batsman to reach the landmark of 10,000 runs in T20 Cricket. The West-indian has played in almost every T20 league in the world and is known as the “Universe Boss”. He is truly the King of T20 Cricket. The West-indian opener reached the landmark in the game against Gujarat Lions.

Gayle returned to form for the Royal Challengers Bangalore as he scored 77 runs in just 38 balls with 7 sixes and 5 fours. RCB won the match after they posted 213-2 on the board in their 20 overs. In reply, the Gujarat Lions were restricted to 192 by the RCB bowlers. The Men In red ended their losing streak and registered a win.

While talking to Brett Lee, Chris Gayle announced that he will auction his 10,000-run landmark bat and the money will be donated to charity.

“It was great fun. Good to be back. I wanted this so badly. 10000 runs was on my mind. Badree told me before the match that I am three runs short. It’s a privilege to actually be the first to score 10,000 T20 runs. Pleased to get 77 runs. Hopefully we can finish off with a win tonight. It (10,000 runs milestone) was actually playing on my mind a bit but once I got there, I thought it’s time to have a go and it eventually paid off,” said Chris Gayle.

“I have a great bat, the Spartan bat. Virat batted well. Great partnership between Jadhav and Head. Hopefully, the bowlers can utilize the wicket; variation is key on this wicket. The bat I got to 10000 runs with, will be in the auction and the money will go to charity. I wanted to use a gold bat tonight (laughs). Look for the Chris Gayle foundation… (he goes on to add that a special gold bat will go to the auctions, too).

“(Hitting sixes) is not really premeditated; comes naturally to me. Want to thank all the franchises and West Indies. I want to keep entertaining and get a few more thousand runs,” added Chris Gayle.