Chris Gayle equates himself to Cristiano Ronaldo, Zlatan Ibrahimovic
The Jamaican has written in the book that he doesn't go after records but such milestones somehow happen 'naturally' to him.
New Delhi: In his recently released autobiography - Six Machine: I Don't Like Cricket...I Love It - dynamic West Indies batsman Chris Gayle equated himself to football superstars Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
The Jamaican, who has many world records to his name, has written in the book that he doesn't go after records but such milestones somehow happen 'naturally' to him.
"If Zlatan were a cricketer, it's the sort of thing he would be trying. Except the whole point about these sort of crazy deeds is that there's no trying involved - it just comes naturally. It's your personality coming through in what you do. I don't hunt these records. It might work for other people, but it would never work for me," Gayle said in his autobiography.
Gayle also feels that confidence enables a player to thrive under pressure. According to the swashbuckling batsman, it helps him relax and 'let the unconscious mind get to work', Sport24 reported.
"Confidence comes from hard work and dedication. There's Zlatan, and then there's Ronaldo. He believes he is the best, even when people doubt him or favour Leo Messi for the big awards. It doesn't stop him. Within himself he knows he's the best, and he always keeps driving. He doesn't care what they say about him. He works hard. And I fit into his style too," he wrote.