ICC don’t want me to use the Universe Boss bat – Chris Gayle explains the need of new stickers

The 41-year-old made 67 from 38 as the Men In Maroon chased down 142 in 14.5 overs, winning the third T20I by six wickets and consequently clinching the series with two matches to go.

Saurabh Ganguly Author

Updated - 13 July 2021 8:26 pm

After a rough patch, West Indies great Chris Gayle played a fine innings during the third T20I against Australia and made a match-winning half-century for his national team. While none of the Australian batters could bat fluently, the southpaw looked in sublime touch as his innings was a great exhibition of T20 batting in which he scored runs around the park.

Overall, the 41-year-old made 67 from 38 as the Men In Maroon chased down 142 in 14.5 overs, winning the match by six wickets and consequently clinching the series with two matches to go. While Gayle was pleased with his knock, he was his usual humourous self in the post-match interactions.

In one such interaction, Gayle disclosed that ICC did not want him to use "The Universe Boss" stickers and hence he shortened it to simply the Boss.

I will have to copyright "The Universe Boss," says Gayle

"ICC don’t want me to use the Universe Boss. So I have shortened it and just put ‘The Boss.’ I am the boss (laughs)," Gayle said in a video posted by Cricket Australia's digital content team.

"Well, I have to copyright it (The Universe Boss). Not ICC, I am technically the Boss," he added.

The fourth T20I of the five-match series is scheduled to commence on July 14 in St Lucia. With the hosts already the winners, they would want to pounce on the opportunity of a clean sweep while Australia would not want to lose any more games in the series.

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