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Gayle credits Sanga after scoring joint-fastest 50

Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle

Legendary West Indies batsman and T20 cricket superstar, Chris Gayle, has finally made his presence felt in the action-packed T10 League by scoring the fastest half-century on Wednesday.

The self-proclaimed Universe Boss took the Maratha Arabians' bowling attack to the cleaners in match No. 20 of the T10 League 2021 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

Representing Team Abu Dhabi, Gayle entered his name in the history books by playing a memorable knock in the unique 10-over tournament hosted by the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The veteran Windies batsman guided Team Abu Dhabi to a memorable win over Maratha Arabians as the Luke Wright-led side chased down a competitive target of 98 in just 5.3 overs.

Speaking after the match, the former Windies Skipper hailed legendary Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara for giving him a pep talk before the star batsman tormented the Maratha Arabians' bowlers in a one-sided affair.

"We never stop learning. Sanga, you're the man, you're a legend," Gayle lauded the former Sri Lankan Skipper in his special message.

Recently appointed as the Director of the Rajasthan Royals, Sangakkara has been roped in as the Team Abu Dhabi Mentor for the ongoing edition of the T10 League in the UAE.

Gayle scored a match-winning half-century which currently stands as the joint-fastest fifty scored in the T10 League since the tournament's inception in 2017. - (Agencies)