The West Indian batter Chris Gayle will turn 43 next month. However, the “Universal Boss” hasn’t confirmed his retirement officially from any format of the game. Gayle represented West Indies in the 2021 T20 World Cup. however, last International match he played till now. The tournament was held in Australia in the months of October and November. Gayle walked in the field to open for his team, which shocked the cricket fans throughout the world.
However, the T-20 cricket’s highest run getter is preparing himself for the ‘6ixty’. Caribbean Islands have launched a new franchise 60-ball cricket tournament. The tournament is all set to start from this Wednesday. ‘6ixty’ will be consisting of six men’s teams and three women’s teams. Moreover. Gayle will be one of the most prominent faces in the tournament.
Before that, Gayle, bragged about his bowling skills too. He even claimed himself as the best off-spinner in the world.
Gayle has 83 wickets in T20s. He told the ESPNCricinfo,
“You know what? My bowling is natural. Definitely, I have to bowl. I’m the greatest off-spinner of all time. Murali (Muttiah Muralitharan) won’t contest that for sure. I have the best economy, not even Sunil Narine can come close to that.”
Excited to be back in the field: Chris Gayle
Gayle indeed has been superb with the bat in T-20 cricket. He scored 14562 runs and is very excited to come back to the field with a new format like the 6ixty.
“I’m really excited to be back in the field. I missed it. I’m like a kid again, looking forward to the first game… For my debut. I’ll have to get back in shape. I’m still in shape but just a li’ll prep here and there to get in that mindset of playing cricket.”
The 60-ball tournament gonna have lot of new innovations. One will indeed be “Mystery Fan Ball” -a weapon to get the batter out. However, Gayle confirmed the aim of the tournament is to make is more attractive for the viewers. When asked about it, Gayle said,
“Bowlers nowadays are creative. They’ve got a lot of variations and they make it challenging for the batters. Of course, the batting part is more dominant in shorter forms but the bowlers have a lot of skills to make it uncomfortable for the batter. It’s gonna be interesting from the batters’ point of view. Saint Kitts is a small ground, I’m expecting good pitches. It’s gonna be exciting, there’s gonna be a lot of chaos. It’ll be up to us how we make it even more interesting for the fans out there.”
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