Chris Gayle’s comeback at the age of 41 has attracted the attention of Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar. The universe boss made the much-awaited comeback in other day at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium scoring a match-winning fifty batting alongside KL Rahul. In the following match against Mumbai Indians, he also hit that match turning six off the very first delivery in the second super over which ensured Punjab’s victory.
This year it was slightly unusual for the universe Boss as he didn’t make it to the playing straight away. With the combination Kings XI Punjab had been playing with was very difficult for Chris Gayle to feature in the side as an opener. Which is why when Chris Gayle came into the side, he had to bat at number three where he has done well in the two matches he has played.
Chris Gayle Is A Very Smart and Clever Player – Sachin Tendulkar
The impact Chris Gayle caused led to many people talking about the universe boss, this also included the highest run-scorer in the history of international cricket Sachin Tendulkar. He, in a video posted on his social media account, said that Gayle is a very smart player and a clever guy at the same time. He is very clever when it comes to attacking the right bowlers and sitting all calm to bowlers he can’t go after.
“When it comes to Gayle, people only talk about his big-hitting that everyone knows. What many guys don’t know one thing that Gayle is a very very smart player,” Sachin Tendulkar said.
He is a big-hitter no doubt, but he is a smart player and a clever guy. When he finds threatening, who could get him out, he is prepared to play even sometimes an over where an odd single is scored. Then he will target one or two bowlers,” he added.
Sachin Tendulkar specifically spoke about how he took the charge on Tushar Depshande against Delhi Capitals where he hit him for close to 26 runs in one over. Sachin mentioned that Chris Gayle understands each bowler and attacks him based on his strength.
“The the other day, he targetted Tushar Deshpande and scored 26 runs off his over. So Gayle is a smart player.
So, don’t think Gayle is going to go out at every ball, he doesn’t do that, he understands the surface, he reads the pace and the bounce of the surface and what the bowler is good at and when he realizes there is a bowler who I can target, he goes all out after them and that would be the strategy throughout the tournament because that is what I have noticed throughout. He is a smart guy,” Tendulkar told in a video in his official Twitter handle.