I am very happy with my performance, says Chris Gayle – Cricket News Update
Chris Gayle, the maverick Royal Challengers Bangalore opener, was delighted to have delivered a match-winning performance against Somerset last night, hoping to replicate the same in the coming games as well.
The dashing batsman lashed 86 runs off 46 balls with the help of 4 epic boundaries and 8 sterling sixes, helping his side amass a mammoth total of 206 for the loss of 6 wickets.
It was a tough chase, as Somerset hardly reached 155 in the given 20-over quota.
Talking to the media in the post-match presentation ceremony, Gayle revealed that he had to face distress for a while in the start of the innings, but he managed to adjust to the wicket soon.
“I am very happy with my performance. It was a key game for us. It wasn't the best of starts, it was a bit difficult to bat on initially. In the end, I got close to 20 overs which was good for me,” stated Gayle.
He further told, “No one got a 50 in the first two games. We had a discussion. So whosoever got in this game, try to play a bit longer. Hopefully we can win the next one with a big margin as well."
The RCB skipper, Daniel Vettori, hailed his players’ efforts and paid special tribute to Gayle for his outstanding knock.
He said, “It's what we needed to do. We needed a big one to give ourselves a chance. Gayle showed what a good player he is during the IPL, and again today.”
It was Gayle’s first reasonable batting show in the ongoing Champions League T20 tournament as he failed to do well in the previous matches.
The legendary batsman was the only driving force behind RCB’s startling road to the final of Indian Premier League (IPL).
Joining the team in the midst of the tournament, he singlehandedly changed their fate. The Bangalore managers and fans are expecting the West Indian to do the same in this event.
Gayle, who has 91 Tests, 228 ODIs and 20 T20Is to his name, has not played any International match since the ICC World Cup 2011, thanks to his row with West Indies Cricket Board (WICB).