Chris Gayle declared "the universe boss is still here and still alive" after becoming the first player to score 10,000 Twenty20 runs on Tuesday.
The powerful West Indies opening batsman reached the landmark during a brutal innings of 77 from only 38 balls in Royal Challengers Bangalore's Indian Premier League victory over Gujarat Lions.
Gayle was dropped for RCB's defeat to Rising Pune Supergiant after failing to make a half-century in three IPL knocks, but responded in style in Rajkot.
And the 37-year-old hit back at his critics following his latest onslaught.
"Samuel Badree reminded me before the game [about being on the verge of 10,000 T20 runs] and said 'Chris only three more runs to go, make sure you get it' so it was actually playing on my mind a bit." said Gayle.
"Once I crossed the line, I said: 'listen it's time to have a go and then it eventually paid off, so I am really happy to get the runs.
"People are still looking out for Chris Gayle. The Universe Boss is still here and still alive. It was great fun. You know it's good to be back. I wanted this so badly, but first of all to get 10,000 runs, it was actually on my mind, so I'm glad to get that sort of achievement.
"It's a privilege to actually be the first person to get there. Hopefully I can continue entertaining the fans.
"I just want to thank the fans and all the franchises where I have actually played around the world. Even playing for West Indies as well. At the end of the day, they have actually played a part in this 10,000 runs as well.
"So, I want to thank all the franchises. It has been fantastic and I still have a lot more to offer to the fans. Hopefully, I can keep entertaining and get a few more thousand runs under my belt."
|Mexico 1 Ghana 0: Hernandez sinks African visitors|
|De Boer: I binge-watched Netflix after Inter sacking|
|Ronaldo confirms birth of two sons|
|Saul won´t be leaving Atletico as Cerezo confirms talks with Ibrahimovic´s family|
|Warburton to captain Lions as Sexton, Farrell named to start|
|Paul puts Rockets in ´weapons race´ with Warriors and NBA elite - Morey|
|Lions pair North, Henshaw to miss rest of tour|
|The symbol of Sweden – Ibrahimovic offers sneak peek of statue|
|Thomas takes shot at Miller ahead of Quicken Loans National|
|Portugal penalty flops are still heroes - Santos|
|Chapecoense to play Barcelona in Joan Gamper Trophy on August 7|
|Chile triumph down to Bravo penalty preparations - Pizzi|
|Chile penalty hero Bravo: I was injured!|
|Barba debut on hold after St Helens appeal fails|
|Slumping Yankees send Holliday to DL|
|Bravo the shootout hero as Sanchez, Ronaldo scrap fails to inspire|
|Froome hoping to agree extension by Grand Depart|
|Portugal 0 Chile 0 (aet, 0-3 pens): Bravo the hero in shoot-out victory|
|Paul confirms Rockets trade with heartfelt farewell to Clippers|
|Bolt disappointed despite Ostrava victory|
|Strycova routs Muguruza, Kerber grinds out victory|
|Djokovic into Eastbourne quarters as rain causes further backlog|
|Confederations Cup Diary: Mexico´s preparation glitches, howling in Kazan|
|FIA to further investigate Vettel-Hamilton clash|
|Manchester United striker Rashford snapped with ´king´ Ronaldinho|
|Boro flop Fischer completes Mainz move|
|Naholo and Lienert-Brown in for All Blacks as injuries force Hansen´s hand|
|Clippers send Chris Paul to Rockets to team up with James Harden - report|
|Karsdorp seals €19m Roma switch|
|DFB calls for WADA to take independent control of football drugs testing|
|Britton signs new Swansea deal|
|Liverpool target Keita wants move to Barcelona, Madrid or City|
|Joshua-Klitschko II could be heading for Las Vegas|
|Man Utd and Liverpool target Sessegnon signs first professional Fulham deal|
|Gomis set for Galatasaray switch|
|Warriors´ Stephen Curry to play at Ellie Mae Classic|
|Cowboys rookie Taco Charlton lands inevitable taco endorsement|
|Difficult to motivate goalkeepers in Neuer´s shadow - Kahn|
|Confederations Cup Social Diary: Kuranyi prepares Chile for Ronaldo and Bravo remembers how to be a|
|Former Chelsea and England midfielder Parker retires|
|Carles Alena agrees new Barcelona contract|
|Germany cannot rest on laurels - Low cautious over gifted generation|
|Martial rejects reports he will leave Man United|
|Germany young but experienced - Osorio gets to heart of the matter|
|We must teach fans about discrimination before World Cup, says Smertin|
|Real Madrid ´meet regularly´ with Chelsea goalkeeper Courtois´ agent|
|No solid ground to question Russia, Qatar World Cups – Samoura|
|Knicks part company with Phil Jackson|
|Scorpion kick goalkeeper Higuita joins Atletico Nacional|
|FIFA´s Samoura wants to eradicate doping in football|
|Djokovic loving Eastbourne debut as Wimbledon looms|
|Modeste move to Tianjin Quanjian off amid Aubameyang speculation|
|Bristol City seal club-record signing Famara Diedhiou|
|Germany boss Low wants names in Russia World Cup doping row|
|Hillsborough: The CPS charges|
|Van Dijk and Cedric ´not for sale´, insist Southampton|
|Former Origin and Australia half-back Gidley to retire|
|Saul Niguez has no intention of swapping Atleti for Barcelona|
|David Duckenfield one of six to face Hillsborough charges|
|You can practice penalties too much - Low wary over Germany shootout reputation|
|Fabio Borini set for medical as AC Milan move nears|
|Brazil great Ronaldo ´almost certain´ Cristiano will stay at Real Madrid|
|Davis Cup and Fed Cup combined as ITF announces World Cup of Tennis|
|Bony determined to prove his worth at Manchester City|
|Murray leads Wimbledon seeds for title defence|
|Neville shocked by Wayne Rooney decision delay|
|Ceballos denies Real Madrid deal complete|
|Garcia report vindicates bid´s integrity, says Qatar 2022 Committee|
|Pele, Puskas and centurion Daei - who is left for Ronaldo to catch?|
|He is not worth £60m - Liverpool´s potential Van Dijk fee concerns Nicol|