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simon
May 6, 2011, 05:29 PM
Well we all now how good he is.
There are(were) many other powerful striker of the ball like Sehwag,Jayasurya,Afridi(when he is on song),Gilchrist,AB Devilliers,Watson & many many more.
But looking at Gayle's 2nd IPL hundred in only 4 matches,I have no doubt that he is the best hitter in the world.

feel sorry for WI cricket,with Gayle they could have at least won the series against Pak.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-GLFrTLFc6Ew/TbGNgBzHiHI/AAAAAAAAFY8/X1ZuLqpuKIM/s1600/Chris%2BGayle%2BIPL%2B4.jpg

Zeeshan
May 6, 2011, 06:06 PM
you better wear double underwear....because gayle will yada-yada-yada...

Banglatiger84
May 7, 2011, 12:17 AM
Gayle and Sehwag have that X factor; you somehow have the feeling that they can win any match for you no matter how high the RRR.
Afridi was in the same league but has not performed for a looong time.

So it would be Gayle/Sehwag, followed by Watson, I Pathan, and a whole group of hitters

simon
May 8, 2011, 07:34 AM
just watched Gayle scoring 37 runs in an over. :wow:

Sovik
May 8, 2011, 07:41 AM
He is just brutal. Definitely the biggest hitter of all.

Avik
May 8, 2011, 09:09 AM
answer is yes, if u are paying him enough money. he is one of those money talks people walks guys.

but if u want him to play for ur life, or play for ur country, very very wrong pick. he will be too lazy then, and get out after a few hits.

Sovik
May 8, 2011, 11:59 AM
answer is yes, if u are paying him enough money. he is one of those money talks people walks guys.

but if u want him to play for ur life, or play for ur country, very very wrong pick. he will be too lazy then, and get out after a few hits.

How did you come to that conclusion. I am sure he loves playing for Windies. He won few matches for Windies too. He has 2 triple centuries. He scored a match saving century against Australia this year followed by a 79 ball hundred.

T20 suits him better. No national pride in stake. quickfire 30 is a great innings and going at a rate of over 7 runs per over seems decent.

And i can say that he is still not moving fast in this ipl. He score 94 out of his 107 in boundaries.

Tiger444
May 8, 2011, 12:43 PM
answer is yes, if u are paying him enough money. he is one of those money talks people walks guys.

but if u want him to play for ur life, or play for ur country, very very wrong pick. he will be too lazy then, and get out after a few hits.

Not true. He loves WI cricket. He's just getting treated poorly. Look at how Chanderpaul is complaining as well. Its unfortunate that WICB don't treat these players right. Or else they couldve been better.

Also he is hands down the best hitter in cricket now. He has raw power which you can't teach and also exceptional hand eye coordination. Players like Sehwag and Afridi don't even come close.
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dolcevita
May 8, 2011, 03:20 PM
Gayle has a big heart , He is very committed to WI cricket but WI cricket board don't give him the respect he deserves as senior player :
look at what happer to him, chanderpul,Taylor
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Zeeshan
May 8, 2011, 04:19 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fzmKASlQBk

Baundule
May 8, 2011, 08:09 PM
Gayle is by far the best 6 hitter in world cricket. Sehwag is as good as anyone; but he (and Dilshan) is more used to hitting 4s. Gayle reminds me of crocodiles, very calm, can not move; but have sudden and strong reflexes.

Ajfar
May 8, 2011, 08:16 PM
answer is yes, if u are paying him enough money. he is one of those money talks people walks guys.

but if u want him to play for ur life, or play for ur country, very very wrong pick. he will be too lazy then, and get out after a few hits.

That's not true at all. When he plays for WI there's a lot of responsibility on his shoulder, plus he has to deal with so much crap from WICB that has to effect his game. While here he's playing with no pressure what so ever.

Banglatiger84
May 9, 2011, 12:58 AM
One thing about Gayle is that he confuses field settings as he clears the fence so easily. SO fielders to save boundaries are often useless. He also rarely gets caught out in the field, most often he is either bowled or caught by slips.

yashsaxena
May 9, 2011, 02:20 AM
I think Gayle is a good hitter and have the ability to turn any match.
After Gayle there is Pollard who have the same kind of hitting ability from West Indies.
And they are playing in IPL from different teeams. :)

Isnaad
May 9, 2011, 02:45 AM
Yes, he is the best! :Admire:

Sovik
May 11, 2011, 08:47 AM
Gayle will be facing his the biggest challenge today. It will be interesting to see how he will bat against Johan Botha and Warne if he survives 10 overs. And if he survives 10 overs then Rajasthan will be in big trouble

Dilscoop
May 11, 2011, 11:30 AM
Yes, he is. Just saw the 6s stat. 26 6s @ 6 inn. Second best is 18 6s. But at 11 inn!! And that would be SheWack. By the time Gayle plays 11, he will be off the chart!

That flattrackbully gets called one of the best hitter, but he is not. He doesn't even have the same build up as Gayle. Gayle is HUGE and POWERFUL. After Gayle it's Pollard, then Yousuf Pathan.

simon
May 11, 2011, 11:56 AM
Gayle was dropped but then going fine but not as brutaly as last matches.

simon
May 11, 2011, 12:13 PM
yet another 50 for Gayle :bravo: from 36 balls I guess.
got to it with a :six: from the toe of his bat.

Sovik
May 11, 2011, 01:11 PM
He was dropped and made them pay the price. 30 sixes from 6 innings.

simon
May 14, 2011, 09:02 AM
Gayle just started with 4 fours from Lee :-D

Naimul_Hd
May 14, 2011, 09:04 AM
i really doubt on Gayle's bat. Is it made of wood or Steel ??? :D

Naimul_Hd
May 14, 2011, 09:06 AM
Gayle is actually taking revenge of dropping shakib !!!

pita aro jore pitaa !!!

simon
May 14, 2011, 09:10 AM
Gayle out for a 12 ball 38. :)

Isnaad
May 14, 2011, 09:16 AM
Take that KKR! Just fish it up!
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dolcevita
May 14, 2011, 04:51 PM
Gayle is in another world , even edge goes for 6
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Banglaguy
May 18, 2011, 02:11 PM
If consistency isn't taken into consideration, I think afridi is imo.

Dilscoop
May 18, 2011, 03:41 PM
Afridi is not a good hitter at all. He is just a blind slogger! BLIND!!

Banglaguy
May 18, 2011, 03:56 PM
And when he Hits it cleanly, you won't find the ball again.

Dilscoop
May 18, 2011, 03:58 PM
*Top edge, and taken*

Banglaguy
May 18, 2011, 04:02 PM
*Top edge, and taken*

That's what happened to gayle, not afridi. Afridi is usually:
*And he goes for the big hit, but skied, straight in air*

Tiger444
May 18, 2011, 10:40 PM
Afridi's no blind slogger. The man is a clean hitter. His 6s are mostly line drive hits. He is a big guy who times the ball well and has power. Yes I think Gayle's a better striker of the ball but take nothing away from Afridi's ability to strike the ball.

Banglaguy
May 19, 2011, 11:23 AM
Afridi's no blind slogger. The man is a clean hitter. His 6s are mostly line drive hits. He is a big guy who times the ball well and has power. Yes I think Gayle's a better striker of the ball but take nothing away from Afridi's ability to strike the ball.

Well, like I said, if Pakistan Vs West Indies ever played at full strength, I would love to see the Afridi vs Gayle in both bowling and batting (theyre both all rounders...)

Tiger444
May 19, 2011, 01:05 PM
Well, like I said, if Pakistan Vs West Indies ever played at full strength, I would love to see the Afridi vs Gayle in both bowling and batting (theyre both all rounders...)

Only in a T20 match though bro. Afridi's batting in ODIs and Tests aren't comparable to Gayle's.

Banglaguy
May 19, 2011, 01:53 PM
Yeah, like I said, I'm not really taking the consistency into account. Obviously Gayle is far more consistent, but on say both their days, afridi wins, hands down.

Sovik
May 22, 2011, 08:16 AM
Afridi has lost it i guess. Probably works more on his bowling than batting. Made him a better bowler.
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Banglaguy
May 22, 2011, 09:02 AM
Congrats Gayle on the orange cap, that to of way less matches

Junayed
May 27, 2011, 04:38 AM
Well i guess gayle comes after gilchrist...we are saying it gayle because he is now on superb form...but when gilly was in form during his time he was devastating...and also in this old age he is hitting the longest sixes...so in my opinion gilly comes first...
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MohammedC
May 27, 2011, 09:44 AM
He is a beast 24 from 8 balls. and its only the beginning of the innings

simon
May 27, 2011, 10:54 AM
damn,missed Gayle's innings.
is he now the top scorer of IPL

Zeeshan
May 27, 2011, 10:58 AM
damn,missed Gayle's innings.
is he now the top scorer of IPL

yup

Isnaad
May 27, 2011, 12:53 PM
yup

In 11 matches! Woo!

Sovik
May 27, 2011, 01:46 PM
44 sixes in 11 innings.

simon
October 3, 2011, 10:24 AM
Gayle in action today,don't miss it.
53 off 31 balls not out,still playing.

simon
October 3, 2011, 10:49 AM
86 no
are we going to see another 100? :wow:

simon
October 3, 2011, 10:53 AM
:outbad:
CG 86 from 46 balls :notworthy:

mufi_02
October 3, 2011, 11:05 AM
I would say Rokibul will catch up to Gayle very soon. His performance today is just an indication of his hitting power. Next season, I want to see Rok and Gayle opening for RCB. That would be a deadly duo!

Dilscoop
October 4, 2011, 12:27 PM
David Warner the switch hitter. But Warner is not as powerful.

Banglaguy
October 4, 2011, 12:34 PM
Warner is a clean striker, where as Gayle is that + brute strength. Pathan is not dissimilar.

Tigers_eye
October 4, 2011, 01:20 PM
I would say Rokibul will catch up to Gayle very soon. His performance today is just an indication of his hitting power. Next season, I want to see Rok and Gayle opening for RCB. That would be a deadly duo!
Before Rok there was Gavaskar. Yes, the bad as$ player who use to hold almost all records in Test cricket at the end of his playing days.
Check out his ball faced and run scored while chasing...334. Those days they played 60 overs one day matches.
http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/65035.html

simon
October 4, 2011, 06:19 PM
David Warner the switch hitter. But Warner is not as powerful.

but comparing to Gayle this boy is very innovative.
He could have been easily a right handed btmn.
http://www.espncricinfo.com/db/PICTURES/CMS/126600/126645.2.jpg

http://www.espncricinfo.com/champions-league-twenty20-2011/content/current/story/535068.html

simon
October 5, 2011, 11:26 AM
lets see whay Gayle does today chasing 214

Sovik
October 7, 2011, 11:05 AM
It will take some chasing tonight and Gayle will have to repeat his knock from KFC big bash
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Dilscoop
October 7, 2011, 11:15 AM
Warner repeated, can Gayle?

I can't believe I missed both the games!!

Dilscoop
October 7, 2011, 11:19 AM
Gayle looks scared...

simon
October 7, 2011, 11:49 AM
Gayle got his 20 ball 50, still batting :)

tiger_army
October 7, 2011, 11:56 AM
we r lucky gayle isnt in the wi team

simon
October 7, 2011, 12:16 PM
out for 92 from 41 balls :(
not before he hit a 112 meter :six:
:bravo:

Sovik
October 7, 2011, 10:23 PM
Gayle scored 92 off 40 odd balls against NSW in KFC big bash earlier this year and he scored 92 off 41 last night
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