English leg-spinner Adil Rashid accepted Chris Gayle’s challenge on the upcoming ODI series. As Caribbean batting monster claimed himself as “Universe Boss” and warned the bowlers from him.
Chris Gayle Warned the English bowlers
In spite of, Chris Gayle announced his retirement from ODI after World-Cup but warned the English bowlers as well. To the reporters, this left-hander described his determination before that. He claimed himself as “Universe Boss” according to his natural sense of humor. Click here for our report on it.
Adil Rashid accepted the Challenge
Adil Rashid accepted the Challenge, his recent form indicating it as well. On the warm-up match, Adil Rashid picked a couple of wickets from 21 runs, from seven overs, on Barbados against UWI Vice Chancellors XI, last Sunday. As the opponent closed early, this Englishman contributed well to win for 171 runs.
Though this leg spinner recalled on the team after two years and confident for his job as well, “ It’s exciting. It’s a challenge for everybody, we have people who hit the ball a long way. It’s exciting for me, I can put my game plans into place, use my variations and being clever with what you bowl. I’m looking forward to it.”
“There are obviously some concerns but you have to believe in yourself, you’ve got to have confidence. You have to go out and stick to your strengths and be confident that you can get him out. He’s only human. We’re all human and make mistakes. So it only takes one ball for him to make a mistake and get out. It’s that kind of mindset that we need.”
Despite, Clarifying own role on the team, Adil Rashid said, “[My role in the ODI team is the] same as it has been for past three or four years. Nothing changes. It’s to create chances, look to bowl variations and if it happens, great, and if it doesn’t, fine. So I think my role is that same as I’ve been doing for the past three or four years.”
Being confident about ODI series and upcoming World-cup, “We’re all looking forward to that. But there’s a lot of cricket to be played before then. Afterward, We can’t take this series lightly, we’re going to give it 100%. It is important to start any game well. We won’t look too far ahead knowing there is a World Cup and Ashes, it is still a long way away. Take it a game at a time. We’re just looking to concentrate on this West Indies series.”
Therefore, Adil Rashid accepted Chris Gayle’s challenge on the upcoming ODI series. Hope we are going to be the witness of an exciting cricket fight through this 5 match ODI series.