Thursday, 25 April 2013

Chris Gayle he's too good

I'm privileged that I watched it here live," said Virat Kohli, captain of Gayle's Royal Challengers Bangalore side. "All the people who came to the stadium today should feel honoured that they got to see one of the best innings ever.He has scored a record 11 Twenty20 tons, six more than New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum and Australia opener David Warner, who have both played a higher number of matches.If awe was the order of the day, few who witnessed Gayle's pyrotechnics either live or on television will have been surprised by what they saw.And in six seasons in the IPL, he has hit more sixes (163) and more hundreds (four) than anyone else at an astonishing average of 55.90.Over the years, Gayle has displayed such an appetite for the game's shortest form that is tempting to speculate that he played a part in its inception in English county cricket almost exactly 10 years ago.While Gayle's attacking style makes him ideally suited to limited-overs cricket - he has played Twenty20 domestic cricket in six different countries - he has also produced some memorable moments for West Indies in the Test arena, showing an ability to adapt his style to the state of the match.Tall, powerful and blessed with impeccable timing, Gayle scored the first century in Twenty20 internationals when he reached 117 from 57 balls against South Africa in the first game of the inaugural ICC World Twenty20 tournament in 2007.

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