215 too ‘tweet’
CANBERRA – Chris Gayle brought all the elements to the Manuka Oval here yesterday and produced a whirlwind innings, complemented by a demolition of records that will be etched in West Indies and World Cup cricket history.
With his back against the wall, only scoring one half century in his last 19 innings and admittedly affected by a retweet from the President of the West Indies Cricket Board, Dave Cameron, a couple of days prior, the merciless left-handed batsman compiled a brutal knock of 215 against a Zimbabwe attack that looked shell- shocked when it was over.
Record after record was shattered. The fact that Marlon Samuels scored a measured, unbeaten century himself seemed like a footnote, but Gayle spoke to MIDWEEKSPORT after about that retweet from Cameron which he said he used as a positive among other things.
“With the tweet and everything, you are disappointed because of who it came from, you need support . . . this is a World Cup, negatives are not needed at this particular time,” Gayle said.
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