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Beach, six-hitting all enjoyment for carefree Gayle

IANS/CMC [ Updated 23 Jan 2013, 06:35:26 ]
Beach, six-hitting all enjoyment for carefree Gayle

Gros Islet (St. Lucia): Only a few days ago, Chris Gayle was lying on a beach in Jamaica soaking up warm mid-January sunshine and unwinding from a difficult Australian Big Bash League (BBL).



There were no thoughts of the ongoing Caribbean Twenty20 in St Lucia after not being considered for the Jamaica squad because of his contractual obligations to Sydney Thunder, reports CMC.

All it took was a single phone call and Gayle got dressed, picked up his gear and exchanged the tranquillity of the shoreline for the intensity of the cricket field. The rest, as they say, is history.

He announced his arrival with an awesome 85 against Combined Campuses and Colleges (CCC) Friday before unveiling a breathtaking unbeaten 122 off 61 balls in the playoff final against Guyana, albeit in a losing cause Saturday.