IPL 2017: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Gautam Gambhir was all praise for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) batsman Chris Gayle in his latest column for Hindustan Times. Gambhir, who is in fine touch in the ongoing tenth edition of Indian Premier League (IPL), wrote that Chris Gayle is a delight for marketing men, broadcasters and specially his fans.
“He (Chris Gayle) is a delight for marketing men, broadcasters, and of course us, the lesser mortals, his fans who were not surprised that he reached 10000 runs in this format.”
“How does he do it? Well, the first thing is Gayle’s intent. Most coaches have told me the 4-3-2-1 formula to score runs. It means the first option is to look for a boundary. Second, look for three runs, the third option is to search a couple and final one being to at least take a single,” Gambhir wrote in his column for Hindustan Times.
Gambhir also wrote about Gayle’s flamboyant style of living life and wrote that he might not be able to give him company at pub beyond 1 AM but he will be the first person to switch on his television set at 2 AM if the big Jamaican is batting.
“I may not be able to give him company at a pub beyond 1 AM but I’ll be the first person to switch on my TV set at 2 AM if he is batting. He is what the T20 planet craves for, an entertainer,” KKR skipper added.
Gambhir also wrote about his KKR teammate Yusuf Pathan, who has worked hard on his batting in the last 12 months or so.
“I am glad that Yusuf has come out of the compulsive hitting mode and is now more judicious in his strokeplay. In the 2015 IPL, he averaged 44.57, and 72.2 in the next season. In the last game against Delhi, it was his sensible batting that bailed us out from 21 for 3. Yusuf often says that our former bowling coach Wasim Akram too had a role to play in his transformation,” Gambhir wrote in his column for Hindustan Times.
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