Chris Gayle is undoubtedly one of the biggest entertainers in world cricket. From his power hitting that makes the spectators dance to his dance moves that come out as a celebration, Gayle has rarely failed to entertain.
He is currently playing in the Mzansi Super League in South Africa for the Jozi Stars, where once again, the spectators seek entertainment from the “universe boss.” Playing against the Paarl Rocks, Gayle’s moves this time managed to bring a smile on that one face that is always seems so serious and grim- that of the umpire. Having failed to do much with the bat, Gayle was bowling the first over for the Stars. For the last ball of the over, Gayle flighted the ball and bowled it a little slower. The ball hit Henry Davids on the pads as Gayle appealed for a leg before wicket (LBW). When the umpire did not seem to be interested, Gayle continued his appeal and made a funny cry baby-like face. The face brought a smile on the face of the umpire.
Earlier, Ryan Rickleton and Reeza Hendricks opened the innings for the Stars with Gayle coming down at No. 3. He scored just one run in the game. The Stars ended the innings at 129 for 3. Even though the Rocks lost a few early wickets, the target wasn’t big enough as they managed to chase rather comfortably in the end.
After the openers Davids and Cameron Delport departed early, Dwaine Preotrius and James Vince’s partnership took the game completely away from Jozi Stars. While Pretorius scored a 26-ball 37, Vince finished with 43 off 28 balls. Mangaliso Masehle scored a 21-ball 31 ensuring that the Rocks won the game with six wickets and almost four overs to spare.
Chris Gayle’s Jozi Stars are yet to win a match in the MSL and sit at the bottom of the league table.