Chris Gayle has been one of the world’s most successful and influential players for a very long time. However, despite his success, his career is plagued with controversies. Here are a few of them.
ICC T20 World Cup 2012 highlights
Christopher Henry Gayle is a West Indies batsman and a game legend. He is known for his hitting ability, imposing physique, and timing. He is considered to be the greatest Twenty20 batsman of all time.
Chris Gayle has played international cricket for the Windies since 1999. He was named the player of the tournament for the 2006 Champions Trophy. His impressive batting abilities have earned him a reputation as the Universe Boss.
He is regarded as one of the best batters in the world, and his imposing physique makes him a target for many bowlers. He has been instrumental in West Indies teams that have won the T20 World Cup twice.
He was also part of the West Indies team that won the ICC Champions Trophy in 2004. He has played in several Test matches and one-day internationals throughout his career. Among his other achievements, he has been the first player to score three centuries in T20Is.
In 2010, Chris Gayle played a vital role in the West Indies team that won the prestigious T20 World Cup. He was the captain for the tournament and helped the Windies to defeat the mighty Australians in the semis. He scored three centuries in the competition, including a match-winning century against England.
He also played a vital role in the West Indies team that won twice in the T20 World Cup in 2012, beating Sri Lanka by 36 runs in the final. Earlier, he helped the Windies to defeat England in the Super Over.
ICC T20 World Cup 2019 highlights
Chris Gayle, known as the “Unicorn Boss” of Twenty20, has been a stalwart for West Indies for many years. Among his notable feats, he is the only batsman to have scored multiple centuries in the Men’s T20 World Cup.
Chris Gayle is known for his imposing physique and ability to decimate opening bowlers. He is also known for his timing, which he attributes to being thin at a young age.
In the final of the ICC T20 World Cup, Chris Gayle broke the record for the most sixes in a single inning. His total of 40 sixes is the most ever in any format of cricket.
One of his batting achievements was scoring the most runs by a batsman in a single ODI in the tournament. Not only that, but he also broke AB de Villiers’ record of the most sixes in a single World Cup.
Other notable batting efforts included a fifty, the most runs by a West Indies batsman in a single ODI, and the most runs by a batsman himself. Gayle also achieved the most runs by a batsman in the tournament.
He also had the best bowling display by a West Indies player, claiming eight wickets in a match. However, despite his excellent performance, the West Indies failed to beat New Zealand and were knocked out of the competition.
ICC ODI World Cup 2019 controversies
Many controversies have been happening in the ICC ODI World Cup 2019. A lot of fans have been complaining about umpires. Many are saying that the ICC needs to address this issue.
Four washed-out games were in the first two weeks of the tournament. It affected the table standings. Also, there were two goof-ups. One was the use of ‘zing’ bails by Jasprit Bumrah in the Australia game. Another was a plane flying over the stadium with the message ‘Kashmir’ during the India-Sri Lanka match.
The ICC also rejected Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s request to have a dagger logo on his gloves. But the BCCI supported him. He was then banned from ODIs.
Chris Gayle also faced some controversy. His wicket in the West Indies match against Australia raised a lot of discussions. Fans attacked the umpires for poor decision-making.
Mitchell Starc was the man who gave Gayle his dismissal. After that, however, the decision had to be reviewed.
After the dismissal, Gayle went for a review. But the ICC refused his appeal. Instead, they cited broadcasters and commentators for not being fair in criticizing the umpires.
On the other hand, the West Indies coach Craig Brathwaite was also unhappy with the umpiring. “We had a series of dodgy decisions,” he said.
Several other teams have faced controversies. For instance, the West Indies had to overturn four calls from two umpires.
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