He’s definitely a hero to the young players, says Darren Bravo about legend Chris Gayle
Gayle has so far scored 184 runs in two outings in his final home series.
Updated - Feb 25, 2019 3:58 pm
Chris Gayle has decided to hang his boots after the upcoming World Cup in England and Wales. He is also playing his last few ODIs on the home soil against England and is making his last opportunity count. After a magical knock of 135 runs in the series opener, the left-hander went on to smash a half-century again and most importantly, Windies won the game to level the series.
With the chance of taking a lead in the third ODI, Gayle will surely be looking to be consistent with his scores and the fact that he is only 88 runs away from the 10,000-run mark in the 50-over format makes him even more dangerous. His teammate Darren Bravo, ahead of the third game of the series, termed Gayle as a legend and priceless for West Indies for what he has done during the illustrious career.
He’s definitely a hero to the young players. Not even a hero; he’s a legend,” Bravo said while speaking to the reporters before the match.
He’s a special player
Bravo, who himself will play his 100th One-Day International on Monday, was all praise of the Jamaican batsman and lauded him for his achievements during his career. He also went on to say that Chris Gayle is really a player with special abilities and the team is happy to have him.
“The experience of having Chris in the dressing room is priceless. He puts a smile on each and every player’s face. And, as you can see when we go out there, we really enjoy our cricket. If you look at the stats, he’s achieved a lot at international level. He’s a special player. We’re really happy to have him.
“He’s getting on a bit in age but he’s still striking the ball nicely so that is the most important thing. And in the dressing room he’s always giving information. He’s helping all the youngsters,” Bravo further added.