Former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum, on Sunday, grew to become solely the second cricketer to finish 9,000 runs in Twenty20 cricket. He reached the landmark in the course of the IPL match between Royals Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders, right here.
McCullum wanted eight runs to succeed in to the 9000-run mark. In reality, it was McCullum’s unforgettable 73-ball-158 in the course of the first-ever IPL sport between KKR and RCB that set the tone for the cash-rich league.
The previous New Zealand skipper achieved the milestone off the fourth ball of RCB’s innings, when he hit a six off KKR’s R. Vinay Kumar over positive leg.
The 36-year-old scored 43 off 27 balls, earlier than being dismissed by Sunil Narine within the ninth over. One of the explosive batsmen in world cricket, West Indies’ Chris Gayle is the one different cricketer to attain greater than 9,000 runs in Twenty20. He has to date amassed 11,068 runs in 323 matches.