Chris Gayle is currently playing in the Big Bash League © PTI (File Photo)
Chris Gayle is currently playing in the Big Bash League © PTI (File Photo)

Chris Gayle has recently revealed that he does not have a habit of watching much of the game he plays. In his column published in The Sydney Morning Herald, Gayle mentioned that he does not like watching the game so that he can ‘keep a distance’ from the opponents he is about to face. The hard-hitter wrote, “I don’t really watch a lot of cricket. Beyond checking out who I’m coming up against, I tend to deliberately keep my distance, because I don’t want to get caught up in it. I like to be entertained, and unfortunately I can’t kick back and watch myself play.”

Gayle has always been considered as one of the greatest entertainers of the game and emphasizing on the fact, the cricketer himself said he loves it and enjoys the status of being so. READ MORE: Chris Gayle: Kevin Pietersen is not even close to me when it comes to hitting

“It’s very important to entertain. That’s my objective. It’s really good to be the sort of person that people look up to, as an entertainer. They look for big sixes, they look for runs. T20 is about entertainment, and I think I’m one of the few people who can do that on and off the field.”

“Fans want to be entertained,” he mentioned. “They pay a lot of money to come and see us, so we want to deliver.”

In a light-hearted manner, Gayle added, “I’m the biggest entertainer in the world right now in cricket. No, not just the world, the universe.”

After entertaining the world with his massive sixes in Bangladesh Premier League, Gayle is currently playing in the Big Bash League for Melbourne Renegades and has recently hit his 600th Twenty20 sixer, the maximum by any cricketer in that format.