Chris Gayle, who donated his West Indies T20 jersey to the ‘Blades of Glory’ cricket museum here on Friday, promised to hand over the bat with which he hit the record score after the IPL concluded this year “I need the bat for the remaining games,” said the RCB opener, who has scored 505 runs in 11 games.
Pune Warriors India, at the receiving end when Gayle smashed an unbeaten 175, escaped further mauling on Thursday when he walked back after scoring only 21.
Not many bowlers will want to face the left-handed opener in a T20 game.
“In those kind of situation, I sure don’t want to be a bowler, especially when a batsman is doing all those things. The wicket was really good (at Chinnaswamy stadium). I was actually looking at a team total of 180 but I ended up getting 175.
“These things happen and every batsman has his day. That day was mine and I capitalised on it, for which I am very happy. Hopefully, in future I can do a bit more.
“There is a lot of talent here, it will be difficult to make the team.
“With so many talented players here, I am not needed,” the West Indian replied to a hypothetical question about the possibility of representing India.
“They have won the T20 World Cup, were the No.1 team and also 60-overs World Cup champion once.
“India plays good cricket as well. If I get a chance, would definitely like to play. There is nothing I can do at this point of time, maybe after representing the West Indies”.