10000 runs in T20! I am alive,UniverseBoss warns IPL teams

Rajkot:  Swashbuckling West Indies opener Chris Gayle has  described it as a "special occasion" to become the first cricketer to score 10,000 runs in twenty20 cricket.

The self-proclaimed "UniverseBoss" Gayle also warned his rival IPL teams, saying he is still here and alive after he returned to form with a smashing 77 against Gujarat Lions to guide RCB to 21-run win.


"I like that name(UniverseBoss). Fans want to watch Chris Gayle, it's been fantastic. A special occasion to reach 10000 runs. People still looking out for Chris Gayle. The UniverseBoss is still here and still alive," said Gayle, who was adjudged the Man of the Match.

Talking about his stance, Gayle said: "A lot of guys spoke to me about my stance. Even Shaun Pollock spoke to me about my stance. You're never too old to learn."


RCB skipper Virat Kohli said he is fit and the shoulder injury is not bothering him.

"There's a lot of strapping on the shoulder, not getting to my head anymore, shoulder fit and fine. Happy to get those two points," he said.


Lavishing praise on Gayle for his superb innings, Kohli said: "Chris took his opportunity beautifully. He batting like that allows me to bat through the innings, and I can chip my way out. We thought we were 30 runs above par."


PTI