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He smothers the leather off a cricket ball for fun. He likes to groove on the dance floor after a hard day on the field. He tattoos fancy designs on his body when he’s bored. And he doesn’t mind a bit of bling on himself, in the form of glittering accessories and embellished clothing.
Chris Gayle is the quintessential Jamaican cricketer with swagger written all over him. A predator with a bat in his hand, Gayle transforms into a cool dude off the field. Iplt20.com caught up with the hottest star of the Royal Challengers Bangalore for a fun-filled rapid fire Q&A session. Here’s what we got:
The hardest hitter of the cricket ball in the world is Chris Gayle.
One thing I cannot live without is money.
My motto in life is pretty simple. Live life to the fullest.
I don’t have a particular style statement. What defines me is that I’m a cool guy to be around.
Leon Garrick is my best friend in cricket. He’s from Jamaica as well and played one Test and three ODIs for the West Indies. He’s retired now.
My favourite non-cricketing sportsperson is Cristiano Ronaldo and Usain Bolt. It was good fun playing cricket with Bolt once. He bowled to me and got me out. That made the experience special for him.
The toughest bowler I’ve faced till date is Lasith Malinga.
The easiest bowler would be Kevin Pietersen.
My most memorable cricketing moment was the triple-century (333) I scored against Sri Lanka.
The shot I love playing the most is the six straight down the ground.
If I weren’t a cricketer, I’d be a footballer. I’d be a striker just like Ronaldo.
My dream vehicle is the BMW convertible.
If I could get one superpower, I’d like to be invisible – the man that nobody can see. I’d be invisible and fix the world.
On a deserted island, I’d like to be with my family and lovely girlfriend.
PWI all-rounder analyses team’s success in IPL 2012
By Hoshedar N. Gundevia
Pune 15 April 2012
No one gave them a chance before IPL 2012 began. Poor performances in 2011, ensured that the Pune Warriors India’s hopes this year were pragmatic at best. But just four games into the competition, the newest franchise to join the IPL has already made quite an impression with their energetic home and away performances.
PWI is a team sans superstars, with work ethic as their collective motto. And that element of their attitude has shone through the most this season. All-rounder Steve Smith might not have got the opportunity to roll his arm yet, but he has shown enough promise with the bat to garner some much-deserved limelight. The 22-year-old guided the Warriors home along with Jesse Ryder in PWI’s impressive win over two-time IPL champions, Chennai Super Kings.
The fiery Aussie spoke exclusively to iplt20.com after PWI’s third win of the season.
Three wins out of four. Not a bad start to the season?
Boys are playing some good cricket at the moment. Bowling is keeping us in a lot of games, and tonight our batting came off in the end, after some good work in the field. What about the finish you gave?
Jesse was batting really well at the other end and played a much matured innings. When I came in, my job was to hit the ball if it’s in the slot or get off the strike otherwise. I worked pretty well tonight.
You guys are a breath of fresh air this season. What’s the reason?
We got together before the start of the tournament and had some good sessions of training and preparations. We just need to play some good cricket and build on the start.
There were words exchanged between you and R. Ashwin today. Did that motivate you to finish the game?
Yeah to an extent. You always want to get your team home, and today I was really happy the way I struck the ball and I was just happy to get the team home. What was that run out opportunity all about while Ashwin was bowling?
Not too sure, I guess he thought I was backing up a little bit. And as far as I am concerned, it’s not in the spirit of the game. But if he wants to do that sort of a thing, it’s fair enough for him.
Are you disappointed with not getting an opportunity to bowl yet?
No, the boys are doing a good job. Sometime in this tournament, I might get a chance to get my arm over. But at the moment, the boys are doing a good job, and hopefully, they’ll continue with that.
Is Sourav Ganguly seeking your advice, since you have won the Big Bash League?
He has been really good. I am sort of helping him out in the field a little bit with a couple of positions and who should go where. I am lucky enough to get that chance, and hopefully, we continue playing good cricket.