Former West Indies white-ball captain Nicholas Pooran, speaking to Mayank Agarwal after an IPL match, named him the greatest T20 player of all time. There the former captain named the devastating West Indies player Chris Gayle.
Pooran said, “For me, Gayle is the greatest T20 player who has played the game.”
“When Chris is batting, you always have a chance of winning the game. Once he is there, it is a different mood in the camp obviously. He started off slowly, but he had not played cricket for a long time…He has shown once more why he is the greatest T20 batsman. It is wonderful to see him get runs.”
Chris Gayle has been a successful player for the West Indies in all forms of cricket but is known to many as a devastating opener in the shorter format. That is why he has the highest value in various franchises around the world.
The Jamaican, the world’s highest T20 run-scorer, has scored 14,562 runs in 463 T20 matches with 22 centuries and 88 fifties at an average of over 35.
Apart from that, he has scored 7214 runs in 103 international test matches and 10480 runs in 301 one-day international matches.