Read this piece on Chris Gayle appearing in the Trinidad and Tobago Express and Cricinfo.
I had earlier hoped that Ramnaresh Sarwan would be the chosen one who would lead the West Indies out of their rut. But his batting has come a cropper in Australia for the second time. I dunno if he has it in him to maximize his potential against the best of the best.
Now first Brian Lara and yesterday Steve Waugh talk of Gayle as having the potential to be a leader in every sense. Not just on the field of cricket but as one who can inspire a generation of the West Indies kids to try and rediscover their lost glory.
Of course it is acknowledged that as of now he seems just a COOL guy - the ultimate dude who knows to give the ball a good thwack, immensely talented but not one to think too much about his game, let alone that of others. But if these great legends see something in him, I am willing to go with them !!