Chris Gayle will head to to the World Cup 2019 in menacing type, having scored 490 runs for Kings XI Punjab within the just-concluded IPL 2019 at 40.83.
At a time when skilled athletes throughout globe spend hours within the fitness center to higher their bodily health however Windies opener Chris Gayle, who continues to shine on the grand previous age of 39, chooses to focus extra on the the psychological a part of the sport than the bodily facet. Chris Gayle shall be heading to World Cup 2019 because the one of many oldest gamers and is conscious that with age comes limitations and to counter that, he has devised his personal health regime. “I am just taking a lot of rest, getting a lot of massage, lots of stretching, just trying to stay fresh for games. I know what is required to keep me going on the field,” Chris Gayle advised PTI.
“Age catches up as you ain’t getting any younger. But most important thing for me is the mental part of the game. It is not so much about the physical side of the game anymore. I have not done much fitness in the last couple of months,” mentioned the Windies veteran.
“I use my experience and mental aspect. I have not done gym for some time,” mentioned Chris Gayle.
All of that appears to be working wonders for the Jamaican who goes into World Cup 2019 in menacing type, having scored 490 runs within the just-concluded IPL 2019 at 40.83.
Chris Gayle was sensational in his final ODI sequence, smashing 424 runs in 4 innings at a staggering common of 106 towards a prime facet like England, together with two a whole bunch and as many half centuries.
He needs to copy the identical type within the upcoming showpiece occasion.
“It is a funny game you know. When the World Cup comes, hopefully, the runs would flow. I have a lot of experience, so I know what it is like. I am just happy with the way I am batting right now and hope to carry on,” mentioned Gayle.
Gayle, who is ready to retire after the World Cup, needs to win the coveted match for his followers.
“Honestly (I do it for) the fans, I am not going to lie. May be couple of years ago the thought did cross (that I have had enough and what is there to prove). Then the fans came out and said ‘don’t go’. They actually drive me to go on.”
“I know nothing lasts forever and hopefully I can give them a few more games and it also pushes you to win the World Cup,” he added.
The Windies will begin their World Cup 2019 marketing campaign towards Pakistan in Trent Bridge on Could 31.
(With PTI inputs)