IPL 2019: Chris Gayle becomes quickest to 4000 runs in IPL

Updated on Mar 25, 2019 09:31 PM IST

Chris Gayle set the record for the fastest batsman to reach 4000 runs in the IPL in the match against Rajasthan Royals.

File image of Chris Gayle.(Sportzpics)
File image of Chris Gayle.(Sportzpics)
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Chris Gayle became the fastest to reach 4000 IPL runs after he tucked the ball to mid-off in the match against Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur on Monday. He went past David Warner by achieving the feat in 112 innings. Warner had reached 4000 runs in 114 innings. Gayle was just six runs away from 4000 runs before this match.

The West Indian is the ninth batsman to reach the feat after Suresh Raina, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Gautam Gambhir, Robin Uthappa, Shikhar Dhawan, MS Dhoni and David Warner.

Rajasthan Royals skipper Ajinkya Rahane won the toss and elected to bowl against Kings XI Punjab in their first match of the Indian Premier League. Steve Smith, who missed the last season due to the ball-tampering row, is making his comeback to the IPL in this match.

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Kings XI Punjab: Ravichandran Ashwin (Capt), Chris Gayle, K L Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, Sarfaraz Khan, Nicholas Pooran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Sam Curran, Mohammad Shami, Ankit Rajpoot.

Rajasthan Royals: Ajinkya Rahane (Capt), Jos Buttler, Steve Smith, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson, Krishnappa Gowtham, Rahul Tripathi, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni.

(With inputs from agencies)

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