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Chris Gayle living it up down under

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The coolest man in international cricket is in Australia to do what he does best: smash a ball to all corners of the ground in a Twenty20 tournament, the Big Bash League in this case.

Chris Gayle will play his first game of the season for Sydney Thunder against the Melbourne Renegades who will be playing legendary off spinner and Gayle’s teammate at the Royal Challengers Bangalore, Muttiah Muralitharan

Here are some excerpts from Gayle’s interview with Perth Now, you can find the original here.

On falling to no. 2 in the international T20 batting rankings:

"I don't mind the title of being the best Twenty20 player. I play T20 around the world, I think I've dominated all around the world, getting a few hundreds. It's one of those things you have to accept.”

"In the internationals it doesn't show I'm the No.1 T20 player because you have Brendon McCullum, who has done well in internationals the last few months. He's a very dangerous player."

Gayle also mentioned David Warner, Shane Watson and Virender Sehwag as some other devastating T20 batsmen in the game.

On his recent poor run in Bangladesh (5 ODIs, 1 T20I):

"I look at it like the ol' saying, 'What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas' -- what happens in Bangladesh, stays in Bangladesh,"

"I'm definitely due. It wasn't the best series, but those things happen. It's cricket. You have your ups and downs, and you need to rebound as quickly as possible. This is the perfect opportunity to do it. Hopefully I can contribute and play some exciting cricket."

His team Sydney Thunder finished last in 2011-12 and lost by 7 wickets in their opening game this year, a game for which Chris Gayle was unavailable. Chris Gayle on his responsibilities for Sydney Thunder:

"I'm the big name in the team, and being the big name I need to make sure I'm doing my part and performing as well as possible," Gayle said.

"(Last year) most of the guys lost form leading into the Big Bash.

"It was the first time being around a new franchise and there were a couple of new players as well. Hopefully this time around things can be different, everybody can be more relaxed and express themselves freely and enjoy the game."

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cool chris gayle
sreemay-rath on 11 Mar 2013, 03:17 PM
IPL 2013 Glen Maxwell of Australia Expensive Player
gaurav1 on 04 Feb 2013, 04:07 PM
he spwaks as cool as he hits the ball around.
sam-rcb on 04 Feb 2013, 03:55 PM
Sarkari Naukri News Gayle Is Rock Star
gaurav1 on 01 Feb 2013, 11:07 AM
Gayle storms d thunder.!!!!!!!
olivia-rodrigues on 25 Jan 2013, 02:33 PM
Good for RCB
ankith-nagarle on 22 Jan 2013, 11:48 AM
T20 ruled by him
bappaditya on 22 Jan 2013, 10:36 AM
Gayle Storm :) BEST EVER
sandesh-panchal on 16 Jan 2013, 12:12 AM
CHOTUYA on 14 Jan 2013, 07:45 PM
gayle hit sixers against sydny sixers ..... gangnam style
kuldeep-hegde on 08 Jan 2013, 12:58 PM
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