Chris Gayle knows how important momentum is in cricket:
“After the first game, we picked up that momentum but after that disaster at the Sir Viv Stadium and the change of venue, it kind of put us on the back foot.”
He also seems to know how quickly you can gain momentum and lose momentum.
The whole idea about momentum is that it drags you through the tough times. If you gain momentum and lose momentum this easily, it’s not really momentum at all, is it? It’s just ‘what happened in the last game’.
This is pretty much what momentum means in cricket these days. Don’t credit players with a deep philosophy about the game when they spout the word. They’re just reciting it mindlessly like parrots.