Chris Gayle, the Universe Boss has time and again proved as to why big franchises are ready to pay huge amounts for him. The 39-year-old T20 specialist smashed an amazing 122* off 54 balls during a Global T20 Canada match. Gayle rolled back the years as he hit the ball with utmost ease and cleared the ropes at will. His scintillating knock was laced with 12 sixes and 7 fours, just goes to show his domination. Gayle also became the first player to hit 1000 boundaries and register 22 T20 hundred. It was Gayle’s knock that powered Vancouver Knights to a surreal 276/3 in 20 overs.
Though, due to bad weather the match was unfortunately called off.
After the match, Gayle said - “I’m not feeling any sweat. It’s cool conditions. Decent total on the board, so happy with that. Can’t be too safe here in Toronto. It’s a good wicket for batting. I wanted 200 personally, but that didn’t happen in this game. Overcast conditions, so hopefully get a good bowl in and get the two points, but it won’t be easy. They want me out of the game, that’s unfortunate (laughs). I’ll be around”.
Gayle’s full name is Christopher Henry Gayle. He is a Jamaican cricketer who plays international cricket for the West Indies. Gayle has been the captain of the West Indies Test side from 2007 to 2010. Gayle has set numerous records across all three formats of cricket and is considered as one of the greatest batsmen ever in T20 cricket.