Anyone who has seen Chris Gayle bat knows his unorthodox way of playing and hitting sixes all over the park. West Indian Twenty20 cricket star Chris Gayle on Friday took a friendly banter at former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi for being an inconsistent power-hitter while giving out valuable tips and advice to aspiring youngsters. Chris Gayle trolls Shahid Afridi of PSL
The two cricketers are currently representing their respective franchises in the ongoing Pakistan Super League 2021 (PSL 2021) season. While Shahid Afridi is playing for the Multan Sultans, the West Indies batting connoisseur is representing the Sarfaraz Ahmed-led Quetta Gladiators.
Chris Gayle Mocked Shahid Afridi After Youngsters Trying To Adapt His Gameplay
Talking exclusively to Geo Super, the Universe Boss shared his game plan and provided some advice to youngsters who want to grow as power hitters. “It is all about the strategy of how you go about a game. It’s not like I plan to score a century but the situation of the game [decides it] so you break down a game stage by stage,” Gayle said.
“It’s not all about hitting big sixes; it is all about strategy and the momentum to have in that particular game as well.” The Jamaican batsman added that players shouldn’t go after hitting every ball over the fence. “Maybe they were trying to follow Afridi,” Gayle laughed when asked why Pakistani batsmen can’t be consistent in power hitting.
“You don’t try to hit every ball, just target the bowler you want to hit and want to take maximum runs off. Strategise how you’re going to go about in innings,” he added. Chris Gayle will be available for only the first 2 games because of international duties and he looks very excited.
“I’m excited to be in Pakistan for the first time in 15 years. Unfortunately, I only have two games because of international duties, but as I said, the first thing I’m looking to do is to give my best to Gladiators,” Gayle said. “Hopefully, I can get a start and showcase my entertainment side of the cricket so that fans feel a bit happy and I can give them something to cheer about.”
Quetta Gladiators play their first match against defending champions Karachi Kings in the tournament opener and Chris Gayle scored 39 runs off 24 balls but he smashed 68 runs with the help of 5 sixes and 5 boundaries in his 2nd match. Unfortunately, both games resulting in a loss for Chris Gayle’s side.