A big Boy needs A Big Bat: Chris Gayle

February 06, 2015 | 11:42 AM | 99 Views

West Indies’ destructive opening batsman Chris Gayle expressed disagreement with the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) proposed crackdown on bat sizes before the impending ICC World Cup 2015. “A big boy needs a big bat,” The West Indian opener said on Thursday. "People keep saying it has become a batsman's game, but bowlers are becoming more skilful too“he added. Some of the senior players opposed Gayle’s opinion; they said the ICC was right. But, “One of those bowlers, recently retired Australian quick, Brett Lee, also threw his support behind batsmen like Gayle and Australian opener David Warner who use 45 millimetre willows. "I think that if players like Gayle and Warner are strong enough to lift a bat that heavy, at that speed, then good for them, it makes the game a hell of a lot more exciting."

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