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Chris Gayle chooses yoga over gym, hopes to carry form into final World Cup


NEW DELHI: Chris Gayle, who heads into his fifth and final World Cup, has devised his own means of staying have compatibility at 39, a routine that has stored the 'Universe Boss' clear of the health club for the closing two months.

His health formulation includes intensive yoga and massage periods which lend a hand him get well after a long day at the field. Being naturally sturdy lets in him to steer clear of health club and "a lot rest" in between video games is also helping him keep in excellent shape.


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All of that appears to be working wonders for the Jamaican who is going into the World Cup in menacing form, having scored 490 runs within the just concluded IPL at 40.83.

"It is a funny game you know. When the World Cup comes, hopefully, the runs would flow. I have a lot of experience so I know what it is like. I am just happy with the way I am batting right now and hope to carry on," Gayle mentioned.

He may appear superhuman whilst hitting the ones massive sixes (he hit 39 of them within the 4 ODIs towards England and 34 within the IPL) but there is a approach to that insanity. Age does catch up, he mentioned, but "if you actually think you can do it, the body will react accordingly".

"Age catches up as you ain't getting any more youthful. But maximum essential thing for me is the psychological a part of the sport. It isn't so much for in regards to the physical side of the sport anymore. I've not performed a lot health within the closing couple of months.

"I take advantage of my experience and psychological side. I've not performed health club for some time. Like I mentioned I am just taking numerous relaxation, getting numerous massage, loads of stretching, just looking to keep contemporary for video games. I do know what is required to keep me going at the field," mentioned the maker of 10151 ODI runs.

He used to be sensational in his closing ODI series, smashing 424 runs in 4 innings at a staggering reasonable of 106 towards a best side like England, including two hundreds and as many half centuries.

What may work for any individual like a Virat Kohli, would possibly not work for others.

"You need to stick with your personal formulation," he mentioned.

The particular person that he's, Gayle would really like a fairy story finish at the World Cup and expects the children to win it for him.

Having played 103 Tests, 289 ODIs and bossing T20 leagues around the globe, Gayle mentioned there may be not anything left for him to end up and he is taking part in just for his legions of fans.

"Honestly (I do it for) the fans, It's not that i am going to lie. May be couple of years ago the idea did cross (that I've had enough and what's there to end up). Then the fans came out and mentioned 'do not move'. They in reality drive me to move on.

"I know nothing lasts forever and hopefully I can give them a few more games and it also pushes you to win the World Cup."

For any individual who made his West Indies debut in 1999, Gayle mentioned he never expected himself to have one of these lengthy profession.

"Never actually regarded as eager about it but time does fly temporarily. I could never dream of taking part in such a lot of World Cups however it has happened. It displays consistency within the profession. That assists in keeping you going and earn numerous praise.


"Hard work within the closing couple of has years paid off. People want to see you more and you are trying to deliver up to imaginable."


Gayle is also any individual who has seen the lowest point of West Indies cricket and his stand-offs with the area's governing body are well-documented. But the new Test series win towards England at house has raised hopes of a long awaited revival.


"We have seen adjustments (in cricket board) within the closing couple of months. Hopefully the new staff will get it proper, will get the construction in place. Cricket is an important thing for the Caribbean. Hope they take the sport to the place it's meant to be.


"It will take time of course. Lot of things need to be rebuilt. On the field, we had a good series against England, now the World Cup is coming up and that is another opportunity for us to turn things around," signed off Gayle.


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