Chris Gayle is one in every of the most ruthless batsman in the world, to today. There is little question that when Gayle is in the temper, he can hit sixes for enjoyable, and spoil a bowler’s day. He has the highest particular person rating in the Indian Premier League – with an unbeaten 175 in 66 balls he scored against Pune Warriors India in 2013. Be it ODIs, T20Is, or Tests – Gayle’s pure attacking fashion has troubled the opposition throughout all codecs.
But India veteran spinner Harbhajan Singh reveals that he has by no means ever discovered it difficult to bowl to the West Indies batsman. In a latest interview, the 39-year-previous revealed his strategy going against the self-proclaimed ‘Universe Boss’.
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In an interview with ESPNCricinfo’s The Cricket Monthly, Harbhajan Singh was requested about his strategy against the likes of David Warner, Gayle and Suresh Raina. In his reply, Harbhajan stated: “Warner is very good on the back foot – he will cut you. He can switch-hit, he can sweep pretty nicely, he can hit you over cover. He can step out too. Compared to Gayle, Warner is more difficult for me to bowl to.”
“Gayle, if someone bowls quick to him, he will keep hitting sixes. If someone bowls slow to him, he’ll have to come out of the crease, which he is not comfortable with. I have never ever felt it difficult to bowl against Gayle,” the off-spinner revealed.
“I have bowled a lot at him in powerplays. He did not have the sweep. He did not have the shot over mid-on,” he additional stated.
Further praising Warner, Harbhajan added: “Warner hits everywhere, so it is very important to vary the pace against him. Your body language, your eye contact has to be right. You cannot show him you are scared.”