Chris Gayle is undoubtedly the greatest T20 batsman of all time. The mighty West Indies batsman has dominated the T20 format all around the globe. Whether it be T20Is or in franchise leagues such as IPL and Big Bash, Gayle has single-handedly won several matches. Gayle ain’t done yet as he is currently representing the Quetta Gladiators in Pakistan Super League.
Recently the hugely popular cricketer took part in ESPNCricinfo’s famous 25 questions show. Popular known as the ‘Universe Boss’, Gayle gave some interesting answers but the one that made everyone take notice was his first three picks in a T20 team. The 40-year-old picked his West Indies and IPL teammate Nicholas Pooran who has been scoring runs for fun in the shortest format of the game.
Chris Gayle picks Rohit Sharma, Nicholas Pooran and Andre Russell
The second name was no shock as he picked the swashbuckling all-rounder of West Indies and KKR, Andre Russell. The hard-hitting all-rounder is currently arguably the most valuable T20 player in the world who can turn the match with both bat and ball.
The final name that Chris Gayle took was of the star Indian opener, Rohit Sharma. Gayle picked Rohit ahead of the likes of Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni. Talking about Rohit he currently has the second-most runs in T20 internationals behind Kohli. However, Rohit has the joint-most centuries T20I centuries with 4 which is the most by any Indian.
Meanwhile, in the IPL, Rohit Sharma is the fourth-highest run-getter behind the likes of Kohli, Raina and David Warner. The Mumbai Indians skipper has so far amassed a total of 5,230 runs at 31.31 with one brilliant century. Gayle’s 3 picks are surely out an out match-winners in the T20 format as they adapt quickly and are always one step ahead of the opposition.
As far as Gayle’s numbers in T20 cricket are concerned, he has a total of 13,623 runs in T20s which continues to grow with every match. In the IPL, he has 4772 runs including 6 centuries and he will be representing Kings XI Punjab in IPL 2021.