IPL 2018: Brendon McCullum completes 9,000 T20 runs

McCullum needed eight runs to achieve his landmark on the day.

In fact, it was Brendon McCullum’s unforgettable 73-ball-158 during the first-ever IPL game between KKR and RCB that set the tone for the cash-rich league.   -  K.R. DEEPAK

Former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum, on Sunday, became only the second cricketer to complete 9,000 runs in Twenty20 cricket. He reached the landmark during the IPL match between Royals Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders, here.

McCullum needed eight runs to reach to the 9000-run mark. In fact, it was McCullum’s unforgettable 73-ball-158 during the first-ever IPL game between KKR and RCB that set the tone for the cash-rich league.

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The former 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 fine leg.

The 36-year-old scored 43 off 27 balls, before being dismissed by Sunil Narine in the ninth over. One of the most explosive batsmen in world cricket, West Indies’ Chris Gayle is the only other cricketer to score more than 9,000 runs in Twenty20. He has so far amassed 11,068 runs in 323 matches.