Chris Gayle thinks he’s like Cristiano Ronaldo, Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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Star West Indies batsman Chris Gayle’s flamboyant personality both on and off the field is a well-known fact. Over the years, the big-hitter from Jamaica has never let the limelight move away from him. Even when he had a quite period with the bat, the “Universe boss” always managed to be the cynosure of his fans, both in good and bad ways. Gayle has been haunted by controversies this year following a slur of inappropriate and sexual remarks to female media professionals. However, despite the backlash which included a loss of contract in the Big Bash League, Gayle maintained his innocence and said he was a victim of double standards.
But Gayle has not always been known for these controversies – he has been toast of the cricketing world for years, thanks to his record-shattering feats with the bat. He was the first to smash a hundred in each of the game’s three formats, is only one of four batsmen with two triple hundreds in Tests, has the fastest and highest IPL hundred to his name and has a double hundred in one-day internationals.
In his recently-released autobiography “Six Machine”, the 36-year-old said he never tried going after the records and insisted that milestones came naturally to him. (I’m a victim of double standards: Chris Gayle)
“If Zlatan were a cricketer, it’s the sort of thing he would be trying. Except the whole point about these sort of crazy deeds is that there’s no trying involved – it just comes naturally. It’s your personality coming through in what you do. I don’t hunt these records. It might work for other people, but it would never work for me,” Gayle said in his autobiography.
Gayle was recently involved in a slew of controversies. Starting from the infamous ‘Don’t blush, baby’ comment during an interview with Mel McLaughlin during the last season of the Big Bash League to a recent interview with a Times reporter, where he boasted about his “big bat”.
However, he said these things never bother him and only motivate him to work hard. (Zlatan Ibrahimovic likely to confirm his Manchester United move soon)
“Confidence comes from hard work and dedication. There’s Zlatan, and then there’s Ronaldo. He believes he is the best, even when people doubt him or favour Leo Messi for the big awards. It doesn’t stop him. Within himself he knows he’s the best, and he always keeps driving. He doesn’t care what they say about him. He works hard. And I fit into his style too,” he wrote. Gayle is currently in England to play for Somerset in the Natwest T20 Blast.

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