When we talk about destructive batting, the first name which pops up in our mind is the southpaw from Jamaica – Chris Gayle. He has by far been the most entertaining cricketer in recent times. We have seen how Gayle “storms” away the opposition’s bowling attack. His mammoth sixes leave behind scars on the bowlers.
No matter whom you are playing against, having Chris Gayle on your side will always make you feel better because you know he can turn the tide in your favour. He has been a pivotal figure in each team he has represented, with his national team or during his IPL and Big-Bash ties.
His international career stats indicate why he is one of the greatest ever:
Since he made his entry to International cricket, he has played numerous memorable innings. Let us have a look at 6 instances where Chris Gayle went berserk:
6. West Indies vs England, Barbados 2009 (80 runs from 43 balls)
Chris Gayle’s 80-run innings may not have helped West Indies for a great cause, but the destruction which the English bowling attack suffered was no less a nightmare.He scored 80 runs from 43 balls, which included 5 fours and 8 sixes. He ended with a strike-rate of 186.04.
It was the third ODI of England’s tour of the West Indies. The series was tied one each.
West Indies displayed a superb bowling performance and restricted the English side to a mere 117. Fast bowlers Fidel Edwards and all-rounder Dwayne Bravo took 3 and 4 wickets respectively.
With the help of the Jamaican, West Indies reached their target in the fifteenth over.