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4 Players to score 10,000 runs in T20 cricket

T20 cricket is termed to be the format where the batsmen score a lot of runs. But, if it were that easy, there would not have been just 4 batsmen in the entire world to have scored 10,000 runs in T20 cricket to date. Here we will be having a look at the names of these batsmen who have managed to score 10,000 runs in T20 cricket.

4. David Warner

The most recent entrant in this list of players, David Warner, achieved the feat of scoring 10,000 runs in T20 cricket, during his ongoing stint in the Indian Premier League as the captain of the tournament’s franchise, Sunrisers Hyderabad.

The explosive Aussie batsman has mastered the art of scoring runs at a brisk pace and manipulating that pace of scoring runs to suit the situation in such a way that there seems to be no option available for the bowling team when he is on the crease. Since starting out in the format in the year 2007, Warner has played in 304 T20 matches so far and has scored 10,017 runs in total while maintaining an average of 37.80 and a strike rate of 140.80.

3. Shoaib Malik

The Pakistani veteran who does not seem to stop any time soon, Shoaib Malik while playing in the shortest format of the game, made such big strides that he got to the tally of 10,000 runs in T20 cricket. One of the earliest starters in this list of batsmen, Shoaib played his first T20 match way back in the year 2005.

Since then his run has brought him 10,488 runs in the bank over the course of the 417 matches that he has been a part of. And, to add to this is the fact that overall these matches, his tally of runs is complemented by his batting average of 37.06 and a strike rate of 125.99. He has played for several franchises and each one of them would have nothing but words of praise for him.

2. Kieron Pollard

When it comes to T20 cricket, one region, that is the Caribbean has time and again produced legends of the format. And one of them is Kieron Pollard, the tall batting all-rounder who can be regarded as one of the masters of T20 Cricket if there were any to be named.

The fact that he has played as many as 540 matches in the format over the years that he has been active in the game and the way he still manages to pull off things on the field that the players half his age would not be able to, shows the stature that he is at. In the 540 matches that he has played, has managed to pull together as many as 10,710 runs at a class-leading strike rate of 152.41, registering himself as a part of the list of players with 10,000 runs in T20 cricket.

1. Chris Gayle

Known to be the ‘Universe Boss’, the highest run-getter in T20 cricket as a whole, Christopher Henry Gayle is the second entrant from the Caribbean in this list, having scored as many as 13,839 runs in the format over the course of the 422 games that he has played in.

While batting, his innings can be defined in one single phrase- a total domination of the bowlers. Having hit over 1000 sixes and fours each, Chris Gayle’s mere presence on the pitch makes a lot of difference in the approach of the bowlers bowling to him. With one of the most decorated resumes on this list, Gayle will look to expand it more and give fans a lot of memories to cherish, before calling it a day in the sport.

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