West Indies batting great Chris Gayle scripted history on Tuesday as he became the first ever cricketer to score 10,000 runs in T20 cricket.
Gayle crossed the milestone while smashing a strokeful 77-run knock for Royal Challengers Bangalore to drive them to a 21-run win against Gujarat Lions.
Although it would be one of the most cherished memories of Gayle, the 37-year-old sassy cricketer feels good to have Virat Kohli by his side in those happy moments.
“It’s a great feeling to open the innings with you (Kohli). It’s an absolute pleasure mate. You’re a legend and you have many more runs to score,” Gayle told Kohli in a chat quoted by ‘iplt20’.
RCB skipper Kohli helped Gayle in putting early pressure on Gujarat at their home ground. He scored 64 runs off 50 balls with one six and seven boundaries to excite the crowd.
“It’s a privilege to actually watch you (Kohli) from the other end and to see you score fluently. Well done on your career so far and I wish you many more from my heart,” Gayle added.
The opening pair of Gayle and Kohli established a 122-run partnership stand that ensured RCB a victory well before Yuzvendra Chahal took three wickets to hammer the final nail in the coffin.