Chris Gayle delighted to be playing his 100th test in front of his hometown fans in Jamaica.
West Indian ace batsman Chris Gayle is savouring playing his 100th Test at Sabina Park, Jamaica against New Zealand, and hopes to have a big impact in what is a special occasion for the big man.
Speaking ahead of the landmark Test which got underway yesterday, Gayle said, “This is a huge milestone, this is very special and something I’m really looking forward to. I’m looking forward to it and I also want to have a huge performance. I’m sure the fans will be thrilled to see this occasion on television across the Caribbean and around the world. They have been very supportive throughout the years when I have had my ups and downs.”
Gayle is only the 9th West Indian to play 100 Tests, and also has the chance to break another landmark by reaching the 7000 Test run club for the Windies. The hard-hitting left hander only needs 67 more runs to reach the milestone, and given the way New Zealand have started the first Test, it looks like the West Indies will need a big innings from their ace batsman.
Among Gayle’s supreme feats in Test cricket is his superb 333 against Sri Lanka at Galle back in 2010, and he also averages a very good 42.01 in the longest format of the game.