Chris Gayle a Jamaican Cricketer, standing 1.88 meter in height is one of hard hitting destructive batsmen in T-20 cricket modern era. He plays for West Indies team and other T-20 clubs around the World.
He plays domestic cricket for Jamaica, and also represented the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 8th Indian Premier League in 2015, the Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League and the Dhaka Gladiators in the Bangladesh Premier League. He has also represented Worcestershire, the Western Warriors, Sydney Thunder, Barisal Burners and the Kolkata Knight Riders in his career. His ability to hit big sixes makes him a dangerous and most feared batsman in T 20 cricket.
He makes batting look so easy and therefore is a fear for every bowler. His centuries in T-20 cricket shows that Chris Gayle is ‘THE’ superstar in shorter formats of cricket. Scoring big runs with long handle in T-20 cricket makes him a very special player.
Gayle began T20 cricket, signing with the Western Warriors Australia for the Australian Domestic Twenty20 tournament known as the Big Bash for the 2009–10 season. He debuted with Kolkata Knight Riders and moved to Royal Bangalore Challengers in the 4th league season in Indian Premier League. Scoring fast runs with his hand-eye co-ordination makes him a really dangerous T-20 batsman. His double ton in World Cup 2015 shows that if he stays on the wicket he can destroy any bowling attack.
Gayle is known for his characteristic hitting, imposing physique, and timing. He attributes the latter to being very thin when young, and having a heavy bat. He is known for appearing very calm as the bowler approaches. Tall and imposing at the crease, he loves to carve through the covers off either foot, and has the ability to decimate the figures of even the thriftiest of opening bowlers. He holds numerous records that reflect his batting style, including record Twenty20 strike-rates and high scores.
“It is instinct… when a fast bowler runs in to me, my breathing is controlled. So you keep a still head, slow down your breathing. Sometimes I actually hold my breath, so I can be as still and well-balanced as possible. If you get too excited, you overreact more, and with the adrenalin, you lose focus quickly.” says Gayle in as a matter of fact style.
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