Chris Gayle didn’t make it to 400. People might think that just because a batsman’s hit 333, he’s more than likely to get another 67, but it doesn’t work like that. Batsmen aren’t robots. They get knackered.
Batting isn’t like triathlonnery, but it is tiring and it does go on a bit. We’ve been to Sri Lanka. One day out in the sun floors you, even if you’re inactive. Two days of any kind of activity must be bloody murder, so well played Chris Gayle.
Even Graham Gooch couldn’t get more than 333 and he did it in England with superior facial furniture to sustain him. Four years ago, we wrote a post about Graham Gooch’s 333 against India. It seems very dated now.