“Oh, the storm is walking out to bat Chris Gayle. Oh, this is going to be brutal. Oh, I am so sorry for the bowlers here. Oh, and they are probably shaking in their pants right now. Chris Gayle, you are the man. CG, you are the man. It’s Gayle-force. Look out!” Chris Gayle’s exact words when during a recent interview he was asked to describe himself as a commentator.
Few cricketers carry this confidence and Gayle or let us call him the ‘Universe Boss’, is definitely once-in-a-generation cricketer. The greatest T20 cricketer of all time and the only person to amass over 10,000 runs in this format, has moved from Jamaica Tallawahs to St Kitts & Nevis Patriots (SKNP) in the fifth edition of the Caribbean Premier League. Gayle is a complete cricketer, who boasts a fabulous record in Tests and ODIs but according to him, it’s the T20 format that is tailor-made for him. He rather likes to put it, “I created T20 cricket,” and as a “creator” he has a few bits of advice for his peers and colleagues.