Udayavni Special

Test cricket is ultimate challenge, it teaches you how to live life: Gayle


PTI, Jun 23, 2020, 1:25 PM IST

He might be a limited-overs marauder but West Indies swashbuckler Chris Gayle says there is nothing more challenging than Test cricket, a format that can also help one understand the vagaries of life.

Speaking to Indian cricketer Mayank Agarwal for BCCI’s online show ‘Open Nets’, Gayle, who has played 103 Tests in his roller-coaster career, said that nothing beats the Test experience. He hasn’t, however, played in the longest format since 2014.

West Indies batsman Chris Gayle says Test cricket is the ultimate challenge, it teaches you how to live life

“Test cricket is the ultimate. Playing Test cricket also gives you a chance, how to live life because playing five days of cricket is very challenging. It tests you so many times, makes sure you are disciplined in everything you did,” he said.

“It also teaches you how to rebound from a tough situation,” he added.

It’s a view similar to India captain and Gayle’s former IPL teammate Virat Kohli, a man who claims to have picked up life lessons from the traditional format.

Often accused of focussing entirely on the shorter formats, the 40-year-old encouraged youngsters to strive to play Tests but not be so driven that they do not have a life beyond cricket.

“Test cricket allows you to test your skills and mental toughness…Just be dedicated, enjoy what you do. Even if it’s not within the sport, there’s always something in open out there for you,” Gayle said.

“So, if one thing doesn’t work, always remember there’s another opportunity for you. So please don’t be heartbroken if you are cricketer and don’t make within the cricketing arena,” he added.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

Bengaluru: Couple cheated of ₹16.7 lakh on pretext of role for son in ads

Delta plus: New Covid variant identified, experts say no cause of concern for now

Mangaluru: Cops arrest two including Omani national for possessing Ganja and MDMA

Arvind Kejriwal inaugurates Gujarat AAP office

Rishi Sunak drawn into in-law Narayana Murthy Amazon tax dispute

Udupi DC clarifies on viral video claiming vaccine gives magnetic power

Shivamogga: 7,300 cusecs water released from Tunga dam



Related Articles More

Milkha Singh’s wife and former Indian women volleyball team captain Nirmal dies due to COVID complications

New Zealand will have advantage in WTC final but India up for challenge: Pujara

I was surprised to get selected in Bayern U-19 world squad: Shubho Paul

Du Plessis suffers concussion after collision while fielding in PSL

Australian swimmer breaks 100-meter backstroke world record

MUST WATCH

Udupi DC G Jagadeesh Malalagadde clarification | Magnetic Powers after Receiving Vaccine

Heavy rainfall across Mangaluru

Sanchari Vijay Passes Away | Last Exclusive Interview with Udayavani

OVERFLOODED DAM IN SHIMOGA

MUMBAI PARKED CAR SINKS ON ROAD

Latest Additions

Journalist’s death in UP: Priyanka says state govt ”nurturing jungle raj”

Facing defeat in next assembly polls, UP BJP govt harassing SP leaders, workers: Akhilesh

I will pay for education of children orphaned by Covid-19: R Ashoka

Huge traffic jams in Bengaluru after easing of lockdown restrictions

Farmers across India suffering due to Centre”s indifference: Mamata

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.