Chris Gayle has blasted his way past the 14,000 run mark in T20 cricket which is his favourite format of the game, the first cricketer to do so, even though the veteran Jamaican is 41.
The self-proclaimed ‘Universe Boss’ did it during the third T20 match between West Indies and Australia recently. Gayle hammered 67 runs off 38 balls which helped secure a six wicket win.
The flamboyant Gayle has not been in great form of late. He had scored only 41 runs in his last five innings. But once he got going, the Aussies did not know where to bowl.
“My main focus now is the World Cup,” he said after. “Don’t mind the numbers, Chris Gayle not getting the runs, soon to be 42, you guys should be happy to see Chris Gayle on the field still. Just respect the Universe Boss playing some cricket and having some fun. Enjoy the moment with Chris Gayle with a strong West Indies team.”
Gayle will be back with the St Kitts & Nevis Patriots, a team he represented in 2017 and 2018 at the Caribbean Premier League next month in St Kitts. He guided the Patriots to their only Hero CPL final in his first year with the franchise.
The Hero CPL starts on Aug. 26 and finish on Sept. 15. All this year’s tournament will be played in St Kitts & Nevis with all 33 matches at Warner Park.