Chris Gayle is special and a hero to young players, says Darren Bravo

first_imgWest Indies batsman Darren Bravo has paid a rich tribute to Chris Gayle, calling the opening batsman a “hero to the young players”. Gayle will retire from one day internationals after the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 to be held in England and Wales.”He’s definitely a hero to the young players. Not even a hero; he’s a legend. The experience of having Chris in the dressing room is priceless. He puts a smile on each and every player’s face. And, as you can see when we go out there, we really enjoy our cricket,” Bravo was quoted as saying by ICC.Gayle holds the record for most centuries by a West Indian in ODIs, with 24, as well as the highest score of 215, which he scored in the last edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2015 against Zimbabwe. Gayle is also handy with the ball, picking up 165 wickets.”If you look at the stats, he’s achieved a lot at the international level. He’s a special player. We’re really happy to have him,” he added.Bravo said that Gayle is still an asset for the team and is the one who always helps the youngster with their game.”He’s getting on a bit in age, but he’s still striking the ball nicely, so that is the most important thing,” he said.”And in the dressing room, he’s always giving information, he’s helping all the youngsters. I think over the last few years he’s changed the game a little bit. He’s not going so hard as before. He understands his game pretty well,” he said.advertisement”As long as it all goes well, as far as his approach is concerned, I don’t see any reason we can’t consistently cross the 300 mark,” he added.The left-hand batsman, who made a comeback after being out of action for sometime, said that he is quite happy with the current atmosphere in the dressing room and is enjoying his style of play.”I’m happy; the guys are smiling. It’s always good to have the best of both worlds. It’s a good feeling. There’s a nice gel of experience and young guys. The fans are enjoying our style of play, which is the most important thing,” Bravo said.West Indies, who are currently playing a five-match ODI series against England at home, open their World Cup campaign against Pakistan on May 31.Also Watch:last_img read more