Gayle - The T20 Hero
T20 is somewhat synonymous with Chris Gayle.The epitome of big knocks, Gayle has re-defined the 20 over game with his unguarded style of batting and it is only fair to say that every young cricketer, attempting a career in this format, wishes to be like mighty Gayle.
In the last few years, with the evolution of the T20 game, the audience has encountered a lot of thrilling moments in IPL matches and other T20 leagues across the world. This can be attributed to the use of more and more unorthodox shots owing to the shorter format and limited time on the pitch.
Gayle in his true glory has emerged as the quintessential T20 player. Playing like a true master, he has taken the game to the next level. His 175* in Pepsi IPL 2013, was etched in the history as one of the best knocks in a T20 game. Though much can be spoken about his 20-20 sojourns, Gayle’s recent record in national games hasn’t been making headlines.
What Gayle has brought to T20 is power, grit and a new level of brilliance. One walks into a stadium to watch Gayle hit those boundaries with ease. While the other team bleeds, Gayle provides entertainment at the cost of somebody else’s pride. He does it with such smoothness, that the people drop favourites and just watch a show of magnificent fireworks.
As IPL approaches closer, people await yet another spectacular show of sheer magic taking place through the 2 months. Here’s hoping for some outstanding batting from the big Jamaican!
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