Chris Gayle Doesn’t Really Hate Test Cricket

Eye On Cricket makes a more than reasonable case that Chris Gayle did not mean what he said about the Test format:

I think he rates test cricket highly and takes it seriously. His expression after the win in Kingston over England earlier this year spoke volumes about what he thinks about tests. If you are a serious cricketer (and despite his hang ten demeanor, Gayle is a pretty serious cricketer, rest assured), you have to have figured out that test cricket is the highest form of the game and that winning a test is a big deal.

I agree, but I’d add one more possibility: perhaps, after playing for so long with a failing Test team, Gayle prefers the formats where West Indies have enjoyed more success (i.e. ODIs and Twenty20).

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3 thoughts on “Chris Gayle Doesn’t Really Hate Test Cricket

  1. […] are favourites, but I think they’ll have a tough time of it if Chanderpaul, Gayle and Bravo all perform for the […]

  2. Tejas says:

    Chris Gayle is indeed committed cricketer. We have seen him playing big knocks in test cricket too. I guess he wanted to react on Andrew Strauss comment about capability of him.
    I guess what he means – He can play any format of the game where Andrew Strauss’s bread butter is only test cricket.

  3. […] performance against the same side away from home, and the contrast between the Chris Gayle who grumbled and griped his way thought that series and his swashbuckling Twenty20 alter-ego was vivid. The Windies will be hoping that they have the […]

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