PSL 2021:Chris Gayle sneers at Shahid Afridi for inconsistent power-hitting

Hamna HumailWeb Editor

20th Feb, 2021. 02:29 pm
PSL 2021:Chris Gayle

The West Indian Twenty20 cricket star Chris Gayle taunted former Pakistan team’s captain, Shahid Afridi in a friendly manner for not being a consistent power-hitter.

Chris shared his game plan and advised youngsters who aim to grow as power hitters.

“It is all about the strategy of how you go about a game. It’s not like I plan to score a century but the situation of the game decides it so you break down a game stage by stage,” Gayle said.

“It’s not all about hitting big sixes; it is all about strategy and the momentum to have in that particular game as well.”

The Jamaican batsman added that players shouldn’t go after hitting every ball over the fence. “Maybe they were trying to follow Afridi,” Gayle laughed when asked why Pakistani batsmen can’t be consistent in power hitting.

“You don’t try to hit every ball, just target the bowler you want to hit and want to take maximum runs off. Strategize how you’re going to go about in innings,” he added.

Gayle further spoke about the boundaries nowadays which are not that big so batsmen can still hit for a boundary with a good shot.

The 41-year-old, representing Quetta Gladiators this year, was excited to entertain spectators, however, he will only be available for the first two games.

“I’m excited to be in Pakistan for the first time in 15 years. Unfortunately, I only have two games because of international duties, but as I said, the first thing I’m looking to do is to give my best to Gladiators,” Gayle said.

“Hopefully, I can get a start and showcase my entertainment side of the cricket so that fans feel a bit happy and I can give them something to cheer about.”

The first match PSL 6 will be held between Karachi Kings and Quetta Gladiators tonight at 7 pm. The match will be played at the National Stadium Karachi.

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