Gayle extends T20 record in inaugural Mzansi Super League
The self-proclaimed Universal Boss became the major attraction of T20 leagues around the globe since inception.
The Jamaican is currently the leading run-scorer in the shortest format with 12,075 runs in 354 matches at an average of 40.25 with a strike-rate of 148.23.
The 39 year old is the only batsman with over 10,000 T20 runs; he hit 891 sixes.
The Caribbean giant have 21 tons in T20s. His top score of 175 not out came against scrapped franchise Pune Warriors India (PWI) in the 2013 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Currently playing for Jozi Stars in the inaugural edition of the Mzansi Super League (MSL), he scored a quick-fire 23 from 19 balls against Nelson Mandela Bay Giants.
With that, Gayle has created another record in the T20 version. The experienced campaigner became the first player to play 10 different T20 leagues.
Gayle has now played in the
- Afghanistan Premier League (Balkh Legends),
- Mzansi Super League (Jozi Stars),
- Caribbean Premier League (Jamaica Tallawahs, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots),
- Indian Premier League (Kolkata Knight Riders, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab),
- Pakistan Super League ( Lahore Qalandars and Karachi Kings),
- Big Bash League (Sydney Thunders and Melbourne Renegades),
- Ram Slam T20 (Highveld Lions),
- Vitality Blast (Somerset),
- Bangladesh Premier League (Barisal Bulls, Dhaka Gladiators, Chittagong Vikings and Rangpur Riders),
- Global T20 Canada (Vancouver Knights).
Making his debut in the year old 2000 against Zimbabwe Chris Gayle represented West Indies in 103 Test matches scoring 7214 runs in a strike rate of 60.26. He has also have 9727 runs in limited over cricket for his country in 284 matches.