Chris Gayle, a West Indian swashbuckling batsman is one of the greatest entertainers in the game of cricket, both on and off the field. His pyrotechnics with the willow and his dancing moves on the field endear him to the masses, whereas it is Chris Gayle’s relaxing nature and cool attitude to life that makes him a hit with the fans off the field.
Chris Gayle who appears for various T20 franchises in global leagues even stated that he would still like to feature in two more World Cups for the West Indies. He enjoys every moment of his life, and freely shares his thoughts, without any inhibitions as he lives life on his own terms.
Chris Gayle Reveals He Loves To Hit Sixes In Bangalore Stadium
The ‘Universe Boss’ took part in the famous 25 questions show with ESPN Cricinfo, and opened up on a plethora of subjects, including the probable name of his own franchise if he starts one and even emphatically stated that he would be the first person to score a double hundred in T20 cricket.
He also revealed that the Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore is the one that he loves to hit sixes in, and even stated that he would still like to feature in two more World Cups for the West Indies.
Chris Gayle is currently in Pakistan, plying his trade for the Quetta Gladiators in Pakistan Super League. Chris Gayle said that he is excited to be in Pakistan after 15 years, adding that he is ready to entertain spectators in Pakistan with his flamboyant cricketing skills while playing for Quetta Gladiators in the upcoming edition of the Pakistan Super League 2021. He scored 39 runs off 24 balls in the first match which went in vain as Karachi Kings won by 7 wickets.
Chris Gayle has played 44 innings in 45 games at Chinnaswamy stadium in IPL scoring 1561 runs averaging 41.08. It is in Bangalore that he scored an unbeaten 175 against defunct Pune Warriors in April 2013. He has 4772 runs averaging 41.14 at a strike rate of over 150 in 132 IPL games.
Chris Gayle Picked The Names Of Nicholas Pooran, Andre Russell, And Rohit Sharma As The First 3 Names In His T20 XI
Chris Gayle was also asked for his opinion as to who would be the first three names that he would pick in his T20 XI. The West Indian legend replied by picking the names of Nicholas Pooran, Andre Russell, and Rohit Sharma. Definitely, his first three names are not bad choices considering the trio’s contribution in T20s.
Rohit Sharma is the second-highest run-scorer in T20I cricket and has amassed 2773 runs at an average of 32.62. The ‘Hitman’ is also the only batsman in the history of T20I cricket to have smashed 4 centuries. Rohit Sharma also has a colossal record in IPL cricket and has scored 5230 runs at an average of 31.31 in exactly 200 IPL games.
As far as Nicholas Pooran is concerned, the left-hander is still in his early days featuring in 24 T20I matches for West Indies where he scored 361 runs at a strike rate of close to 125. Nicholas Pooran has scored 521 runs at an imposing strike rate of 165.4 and a decent average of 32.56 in 21 IPL games.
Another West Indian, Andre Russell is one of the best all-rounders in the world at the moment, especially in T20 cricket. He has scored 540 runs in T20Is for his country in 49 T20Is and scored his runs at a strike rate of 151.26. In the IPL too, Andre Russell has scored 1517 runs at an unreal strike rate of 182.33. He has also taken 61 wickets with the ball in IPL cricket and 26 T20I scalps.
Chris Gayle, on the other hand, has a colossal record in T20 cricket. He has scored 1627 runs in T20Is at a strike rate of over 140. And, even at the age of 41, Chris Gayle still has the enthusiasm and passion to go out and smack the bowlers all-round the park. Chris Gayle has played 412 T20s and has scored over 13,000 runs and is the leading run-scorer in T20s besides being 1st batsman to score 10,000 T20 runs and has hit the most- 22 T20 tons.