If you look at the current talents T20 players, there is no doubt West Indies star Gayle is the most naturally gifted, destructive player at the moment. You cannot label him as just “destructive” but also a consistent performer. If you look at his statistics he always gets runs scoring occasional centuries too. It is his consistency which makes him deadly. Gayle is a player on whom one can depend.
Apart from the batting talent he posses he is also a good bowler and fielder. Always happy around the field , cheers up his team mates and its fantastic to have people like him on your team. His casual and relaxed nature makes him favourite among the fans and team mates.
No force in the world could stop Chris Gayle from exploding on a hopeless Pune Warriors India. The Jamaican entertainer was ruthless, unstoppable.
Do you think Chris Gayle can continue his form and win the orange cap this season?Lets look at the closest contenders for the Orange cap this season.
Player Matches Runs 4’s 6’s
V Kohli 8 333 36 12
MEK Hussey 6 305 35 6
Comparing it with Chris Gayle’s current stats it seems there is only one winner for the orange cap this season. The Jamaican got 432 runs in 8 matches with 35 boundaries and 34 sixes, almost 100 more than the second best Virat Kholi.
After Gayle’s deadly innings South African legend Donald was full of praise for the Jamaican although he was opposition teams bowling coach.
“We came across a bloke yesterday who was just devastating,” Donald told reporters in Bangalore. “I have never seen hitting like that in all my life. To see our guys getting pummelled like that was unbelievable. When I walked out for the first strategy break, I just saw people scared, really scared. I just mentioned to the players that if we don’t pull this back here, he is going to take us down big time, which he did.”
Donald realized that the bowlers were clueless and if he did not deliver a stern message, Gayle could play havoc, which he eventually did with ease. “When I looked at their faces and no one said a word, the only way for me was to be very firm in my message; we had to find a way,” he said.
Records broken/set in the match.
Fastest hundred in the history of T20 cricket. (Chris Gayle- 30 balls)
First team to cross the 250-run mark. (Royal Challengers Bangalore)
Highest score by a batsman in the IPL. (Chris Gayle)
Most sixes in an innings by a batsman (Chris Gayle- 17)
Second biggest win in the history of IPL (130 runs Royal Challengers Bangalore)
With Gayle in that sort of form, do you think any bowler in the world could have stopped him?