Thursday October 14, 2021

Gayle Finds T20 World Getting Smaller

Chris Gayle, the self-styled ‘Universe Boss’, heads to the T20 World Cup determined to prove that he remains a headline act rather than an ageing crowd-puller living off his reputation.

Now 42, the physically imposing Gayle boasts career figures and performances that rivals can only envy.

He is the only man to have scored a Test triple century, a One-Day International double century and a century in T20 Internationals, batting’s Grand Slam.

In T20 Internationals, he has hit 1,854 runs, two centuries with an average of just under 30.

However, since his second T20 century at the 2016 World Cup, where West Indies went on to claim a second world title, the runs have dried up.

The Jamaican star has made just a single half century in the last five years at international level over 26 innings.

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