“I’m the greatest off-spinner in the world, Murali won’t contest it, Narine not even close”- Chris Gayle raves about his bowling skill


“I’m the greatest off-spinner in the world, Murali won’t contest it, Narine not even close”- Chris Gayle raves about his bowling skill

Chris Gayle

West Indies’ explosive batter Chris Gayle joked about how he is the greatest off-spinner in the world and that Muttiah Muralitharan wouldn’t compete with him nor is Narine even close to him. The ‘Universe Boss’ as he is famously known as will turn 43 next month but he still hasn’t announced his retirement from international cricket.

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He played an international match back in 2021 in the T20 World Cup. It still isn’t confirmed yet if he’ll be there for this year’s T20 World Cup. The World Cup will commence from October in Australia and it wouldn’t be surprising for the fans to witness their Universe Boss wearing maroon at the mega event.

Gayle will be in action for the ‘6ixty’ tournament, which is a 60-ball cricket tournament in the Caribbean Islands starting today. 6ixty will feature six men’s teams and three women’s teams.

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“I’m like a kid again, looking forward to the first game”- Chris Gayle

Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle

Chris Gayle, who is one of the best batters in the T20 format, joked about how he is the greatest off-spinner in the world. He has 83 wickets in the shortest format of the sport.

“You know what? My bowling is natural. Definitely, I have to bowl. I’m the greatest off-spinner of all time. Murali (Muttiah Muralitharan) won’t contest that for sure. I have the best economy, not even Sunil Narine can come close to that,” Gayle, who has 83 wickets in T20s, told ESPNCricinfo.

 “I’m really excited to be back in the field. I missed it. I’m like a kid again, looking forward to the first game… For my debut. I’ll have to get back in shape. I’m still in shape but just a li’ll prep here and there to get in that mindset of playing cricket,” said Gayle who also has 14562 runs in T20 cricket (international, league, and domestic).

When he was asked about the 60-ball cricket, Gayle said the sport is being shaped like this to engage the viewers.

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“Bowlers nowadays are creative. They’ve got a lot of variations and they make it challenging for the batters. Of course, the batting part is more dominant in shorter forms but the bowlers have a lot of skills to make it uncomfortable for the batter. It’s gonna be interesting from the batters’ point of view. Saint Kitts is a small ground, I’m expecting good pitches. It’s gonna be exciting, there’s gonna be a lot of chaos. It’ll be up to us how we make it even more interesting for the fans out there,” he added.

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