‘Legend Chris Gayle is priceless for Windies’
Darren Bravo hailed Chris Gayle as “a legend” and “priceless” while paying tributes to the Jamaican giant following his splendid comeback in the national side.
As the West Indies prepare to face England in the crucial third Colonial Medical Insurance One Day International against England here today, Bravo, who is going to appear in his 100th ODI in Grenada, has credited Chris Gayle for the team’s performance thus far.
“He is undoubtedly a hero to the younger gamers,”
“Not even a hero; he is a legend.
“The expertise of getting Chris within the dressing room is priceless. He places a smile on every participant’s face. And, as you may see after we go on the market, we actually take pleasure in our cricket,” Bravo said.
Gayle announced prior to the England series that he will retire from international cricket post the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
At the age of 39, the hard hitting opener hasn’t been in the best of form in the past few years but was returned with a century and fifty in the first and second ODI.
“In the dressing room he’s always giving information. If you remember before the start of the game, he was chatting at nine in the evening with Nicholas Pooran about batting and stuff. He’s helping all the youngsters. We’re happy to have him and hopefully, he’ll get another 100 tomorrow (Monday),” Bravo said.
Meanwhile Bravo admitted that the fact that Gayle sometimes is bit “frustrating” due to his reluctance in running between the wickets but he also could make it with his big hits in the end.
“At times it can be frustrating batting with him. There are obvious singles that he may not take as he’s probably getting a little slow. But having him at the other end… he can make up. He can hit two sixes in the next over and make up for the single that was deprived from the other batter,” Bravo said.