May 18, 2012

Twenty20

Gayle: Twenty20's WG Grace

Nikita Bastian

If not Twenty20's Bradman, then Chris Gayle is its WG Grace, its Ranjitsinhji, says the Old Batsman, in his blog: in the format's infant years, Gayle is a conceptual force, its vision of the future.

Cricket will reach its agreements with T20, and years from now people will recall its first quaint decade and smile at how old and proper it all looks. A few sages, cryogenically preserved, will be able to say they saw Chris Gayle bat, this format's Grace, this format's Bradman. WG would certainly approve of how little he says, and of how little he runs.

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