McCullum joins exclusive T20 club

Brendon McCullum (Getty Images)
Brendon McCullum (Getty Images)

Cape Town - When New Zealand's Brendon McCullum smashed 43 off 27 for the Royal Challengers Bangalore against the Kolkata Knight Riders in an IPL clash on Sunday, he reached a significant milestone. 

The 36-year-old, who now only plays franchise T20 cricket, became just the second man in the history of the game to notch up 9 000 T20 runs.

By the time he was out on Sunday, McCullum had reached 9 035 runs in the format at an average of 30.94 and a strike rate of 137.81.

Top honour belongs to Chris Gayle, who is miles ahead with a staggering 11 068

McCullum, meanwhile, is part of a star-studded set-up at the RCB. 

On Sunday, their top order read: McCullum, Quinton de Kock, Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers. 

It couldn't prevent the Knight Riders from cruising to a four-wicket victory, though. 

Top 5 run scorers in T20 cricket:

1. Chris Gayle - 11 068

2. Brendon McCullum - 9 035

3. Kieron Pollard - 8 048

4. Shoaib Malik - 7 728

5. David Warner - 7 668

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