West Indies veteran opener, Chris Gayle proved many of his critics wrong in the recent series against England when he amassed 424 runs at an astonishing average of 106 which included two fifties and an equal number of hundreds in the five-match ODI series.
Now the ‘Universe Boss’ is raring to go into the ICC World Cup with the same rich form and hope to pile up runs for his team. In the build-up of the mega-event, Gayle cleared the air that bowlers are still scared of the impact the 'Universe Boss' can create, but will never admit it in front of the camera.
Asked if his opponents are still scared of him, Gayle said: "Can't you tell? You go ask them. Go ask them on camera. They're going to say, no, they're not scared. But you ask them off the camera, they going to say, 'Yeah, he's the man. He's the man.' They're going to say, 'he's the man.'
Considering that the upcoming showpiece event will be Gayle's last ODI tournament, the flamboyant left-hander will like to sign off on a high. West Indies will meet South Africa and New Zealand, respectively, in the two warm-up matches before they open their World Cup campaign against Pakistan on May 31 at Trent Bridge.