Chris Gayle is one of the cleanest hitters off the ball and when his bat does the talking he is hard to be stopped. Veteran West Indies batsman Gayle has established himself as a powerful striker of the ball not only for his national team but also in franchise leagues across the world. Today, there is hardly any league left, where Chris Gayle has not made his presence felt.
From Afghanistan Premier League (APL) to Global T20 Canada League, Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) and Everest Premier League (EPL) — Gayle has played almost everywhere. He played in the BPL for two season along with senior Bangladesh cricketer Mashrafe Mortaza. The Bangladesh captain shared an anecdote about Gayle which is hard to believe.
Chris Gayle asked me to keep going to avoid getting on strike: Mashrafe Mortaza
Mashrafe Mortaza revealed that Chris Gayle asked him to keep going fearing the local Bangladesh spinners. It was situation of dilemma for Mortaza as he wanted Gayle to get on strike but the West Indies batsman constantly denied.
“He (Gayle) was telling me to keep going, keep going. I was surprised at what he was saying. He is telling me to keep going, where I was supposed to say him go and hit, I’ve done what I could. He repeatedly was telling me to keep going,” Mashrafe told Tamim Iqbal during a Facebook live session.
Gayle has played 404 T20 matches. He has scored over 13000 runs at an average of 38.20 with the high score of an unbeaten 175. He has incredibly hit 22 centuries and 82 half-centuries in this format.