West Indian swashbuckling batsman Chris Gayle is undeniably a massive name in the cricketing world, mainly in the shortest format. With T20 or franchise cricket growing by leaps and bounds every year, Chris Gayle often appears in most of the tournaments throughout the year to entertain fans. While the southpaw’s fireworks with the bat and his entertaining moves on the field are entertainment packages, Gayle is also a relaxed person off it.
The Universe Boss is someone who has contributed plenty and continues to do it wilfully. The veteran cricketer also loves to share his thoughts and did so by taking part in ESPN Cricinfo’s 25 questions show by answering a plethora of questions about his cricketing career, likes and dislikes, and naming his favourite stadium to hit the sixes.
Chris Gayle, who is currently in Pakistan, plying his trade for the Quetta Gladiators in Pakistan Super League, disclosed that the Chinnaswamy Stadium remains his favourite to unleash the maximums. Gayle also confidently stated that he would be the first person to hit a double hundred in T20 cricket and would like to play in a couple more World Cups.
Chris Gayle reveals his top three in his T20 XI:
Meanwhile, when asked the 41-year old, who would make his top three in his T20 XI, the West Indian legend named Rohit Sharma, Andre Russell, and Nicholas Pooran. All three cricketers are burgeoning names in world cricket today and have taken the shortest format by storm, asserting their authority.
Rohit Sharma is the second-highest run-getter in T20I cricket with 2773 runs. In 108 T20Is, the right-handed batsman has 2773 runs at 32.24 and is the only batsman to slam four centuries in the shortest version. Meanwhile, Andre Russell is a fearsome striker of the ball, known for his game-changing abilities as he has a strike rate of 151.26 in 49 T20Is.
From 348 T20s, the West Indian marauder has 5873 runs alongside a strike rate of 169.88 while smashing two centuries. As far as Nicholas Pooran’s case goes, he is not far behind either and is rapidly emerging as yet another terrifying T20 batsman. The left-handed batsman impressed in IPL 2020 when he clattered 353 runs in 14 matches at 35.30, striking at 169.71.