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Please note this is a humour article — work of pure fiction

There’s a saying that if Sachin Tendulkar is God of cricket, then Chris Gayle is the Godzilla. There are reasons to call him so. Gayle perhaps is one of the most destructive batsmen of all time. Undoubtedly the best Twenty20 (T20) batsman of all time, Gayle has left a strong impact across formats. With an unbeaten 175 against Pune Warriors in 2013, he holds the record for the highest score in T20. He is the first batsman to score a double hundred in a World Cup and also has two triple hundreds in Test cricket to his name.

Godzilla is a science-fiction monster film that released in 1998 and was later remade in 2014. The latest film was directed by Gareth Edwards. Godzilla in contemporary times is referred to as “terrifying force of nature.”

In cricket, Gayle can be aptly described as the terrifying force and bowlers around the world know it best. It’s fitting Gayle steps in into the role of the destructor – Godzilla, and who better to produce it that his Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise owner Vijay Mallya. Gayle comes fresh from a hundred against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) on May 6, and RCB will hope he replicates the same against the same side at Mohali on Wednesday.