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Gayle: I’m the greatest off-spinner in the world


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Chris Gayle, who is regarded as one of the best batters in the game's shortest format, bragged about his bowling abilities, even going so far as to call himself the best off-spinner in the world, albeit in jest.

"You know what? My bowling is natural. Definitely, I have to bowl. I'm the greatest off-spinner of all time. Murali (Muttiah Muralitharan) won't contest that for sure. I have the best economy, not even Sunil Narine can come close to that," Gayle, who has 83 wickets in T20s, told ESPNCricinfo.

Before that, the highest run scorer in T20 cricket is preparing for the '6ixty' - a new franchise 60-ball cricket tournament in the Caribbean Islands starting Wednesday. Gayle is one of the biggest faces in the tournament that will feature six men's teams and three women's teams.

Gayle, who has 14562 runs in T20 cricket (by far the most in the world), stated he is really pleased to return to the cricket pitch with a new format like the 6ixty.

"I'm really excited to be back in the field. I missed it. I'm like a kid again, looking forward to the first game... For my debut. I'll have to get back in shape. I'm still in shape but just a li'll prep here and there to get in that mindset of playing cricket," he said.

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