Gayle and Tamim to give explosive start
Chris Gayle is ahead of all other cricketers in Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) in a manner. The Jamaican who is a regular member of all the twenty/20 leagues across the world has scored three tons in the tournament, out of the ten the event have seen overall. The West Indian has done that in only 10 matches.
This season the only century was scored by a Bangladeshi batsman, Sabbir Rahman. But now the fans can hope for few more with the arrival of Chris Gayle. Let alone the BPL, the Six feet six inch tall batsman has ruled in all the leagues in the format with his bat, scoring eighteen centuries in 272 matches inluding 9668 runs. Thats why he is the biggest ambassador of twenty/20.
Thats why soon as he was confirmed by Chittagong Vikings in their team, there was excitement and interest of fans to see him open with their captain Tamim Iqbal the dashing opener of Bangladesh. Chris himself is aware of this and said, “Its only my first match. Just had my net session, it was great. Hopefully I will start well individually and as a team. There is also chance to open the innings with Tamim, definitely I am looking forward to that. I know he is in great from.”
He also added, ” Tamim knows the condition very well. I can take time and see how Tamim bats from the other end. He is among matches and knows how to play. I can learn quickly that from him. He is very experienced. I hope I will settle to the condition fast and play my natural cricket soon. I will try to be as much aggressive possible. Will look to provide a explosive start to the team.”
The way the wicket as behaved so far it will not be ideal for him, especially because of the slow and low bounce. But the Hard hitter has said he thinks very little about wickets, “I was watching match last night. The wicket seemed tricky. But I dont think about wickets at all. Whaever is to happen, will happen. I just to play my game.”
He was scheduled to arrive earlier. But there is news the franchisee were not able to finalise his payment. The franchisee is also not informing clearly what will be his actual salary but Its said he will earn around 55-60 Lacs taka per match. Chittagong Vikings will enjoy his service for four-five matches.
Chris Gayle is the only batsman to score half century of Sixes in Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). He has scored exactly fifty Sixes and thirty five fours in the tournament. Its said when he gets going, fielders become crowd, crowd becomes fielder. So now the fans can expect for few catches when they go to stadium.
- Maksudul HAQUE | BDCricteam