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“The Universe Boss” Chris Gayle names the greatest T20 player in the world

The Universe Boss" Chris Gayle names the greatest T20 player in the world
Chris Gayle

T20 cricket has got all the spotlight since it was first played between Australia and New Zealand in 2005. Cricket is one of those games which takes alot of time to get the outcome but the 20 over format changed the game and the result came in a mere of 3-4 hours. India winning the 2007 world cup revolutionized this form of game forever as it gave birth to IPL in 2008 where top players of the world featured. Unlike the greats of the game in the longer formats, T20 cricket had its own greats that was always going to take its popularity to next level.

The rising popularity of IPL influenced other cricket boards and they started their own cricket league. There is still a wide gap to fill between IPL and other cricket leagues of the world but the main question which arises is about that one player who is the greatest in this format.

What Chris Gayle thinks

Chris Gayle has opened about the greatest T20 player in an interview with Delhi times. The Jamaica born Caribbean star named himself as the greatest T20 player in the world. He further said there is a debate over the greatest T20 and ODI player but when it comes to the shortest format there was no second thought in the mind of “The Universe Boss”

“Don’t remember the things that you have done in the other two formats.’ But now that I think about it, they say Chris Gayle is the best T20 player ever. That’s what they say, right? There is no debate in T20 cricket about who is the best player. There is a debate in Test cricket and ODI cricket. That’s why I’m the Universe Boss, I’m the greatest!” Gayle said.

Gayle is the highest individual scorer in this format with an innings of 175 against Pune Warrior India playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2013.

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