Indian T20 League's biggest superhero
The author feels Chris Gayle and Bangalore are now a made for each other couple. More bluntly, it is all about the sensation 'I can torment you'. And now it has reached mythic proportions following the unbelievable 175 of 66 balls against Pune at the Chinnaswamy.
Most bowlers except a Ravi Ashwin perhaps who has a run a ball equation against Gayle, are scared of him. They are scared of pitching the ball up knowing full well that a yorker gone wrong will disappear into the stands.
And such a feeling often results in mistakes. Yes he has made a comeback but Pune did not dare risk him in the last game against Bangalore.
Clearing his back foot and making room, even a Gayle mishit is going for six at the Chinnaswamy. And the fact that the boundaries are less than 70 meters is helping his cause.
For example when Mitchell Marsh pushed the ball wide and Gayle had already leaned back, he just extended his arms and hit it over third man's head. Not in Bangalore though and that has necessarily meant Gayle and Bangalore are now a made for each other couple.
It is intriguing to note that this same man wasn't half as successful in the Big Bash. They should just unleash their fastest man against Gayle.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at CricBuzz