West Indies legend Chris Gayle after once again proved that age is just a quantity. The ‘Universe Boss’ is 41-years-old but he under no circumstances misses any likelihood to show his enthusiasm and exclusive celebrations. He gave a glimpse of the identical in the not too long ago concluded 4th T20I against South Africa at the National Cricket Stadium in Grenada.
In the course of the match, Gayle did not contribute considerably with the bat, getting scored just five runs. Even so, with the ball and on the field, the Jamaican was as electric as a 20-year-old. Gayle stunned his fans by breaking into a cartwheel and practically performing a summersault-like celebration soon after dismissing Proteas opener Reeza Hendricks.
It all occurred on the initial ball of the second more than of South Africa’s innings when Gayle tossed a delivery outdoors off, asking Hendricks to drive. The correct-handed batsman did precisely that but missed the ball entirely. He left his crease, inviting Nicholas Pooran to dislodge the bails. The wicketkeeper didn’t miss the chance and Hendricks got out for two runs.
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“The guys suggest for me to stick to Kevin Sinclair’s celebration.”
— Cricket on BT Sport (@btsportcricket) July 1, 2021
When speaking to on-air commentators correct soon after performing the scintillating move, Gayle revealed that his teammates had asked him to stick to the celebration of Kevin Sinclair – who is renowned for his summersault acts on the field.
“Yeah, that is a cartwheel,” mentioned Gayle on getting asked irrespective of whether it was a cartwheel or a summersault.
“Well, the guys suggest from me to stick to up Sinclair celebration,” he added.
Pollard, Bravo steer West Indies to level the series
Just after asked to bat initial, the Guys in Maroon place 167/six on the board, thanks to a outstanding knock by their skipper Kieron Pollard. The Trinidadian scored unbeaten 51 from 25 deliveries with the support of two fours and 5 sixes. Apart from Pollard, opener Lendl Simmons produced a useful contribution of 47 runs.
In reply, the guests only managed to attain 146/9, losing the contest by 21 runs. Dwayne Bravo exhibited outstanding bowling by selecting up a four-wicket haul. Quinton de Kock remained the prime scorer for the touring celebration with 60 runs.
The series decider will take location at the identical venue on Saturday (July 03).