West Indian batsman Chris Gayle’s current age might be 41; however, his mannerisms and demeanour on the field can be misleading. Even in his twilight years, Chris Gayle has proved that age is just a number and leaves no stone unturned in entertaining his fans. The Jamaican reinforced the claim by producing a summersault-like-celebration during the fourth T20I between South Africa and West Indies.
The incident occurred in the second over when Chris Gayle delivered an early breakthrough for the West Indies by dismissing opener Reeza Hendricks. The Jamaican struck with the first ball of his off-spin as Nicholas Pooran affected a stumping. While Gayle could not provide his usual fireworks with the bat, he justified his comeback by picking up a scalp.
Hence, after dismissing Reeza Hendricks, he performed a cartwheel-like-celebration, leaving the fans in awe. As a result, seasoned South African speedster Dale Sten took to his official Twitter handle and labelled Chris Gayle as the coolest cricketer alive. West Indies also levelled the five-match T20I series and kept it alive, with the final T20Is on the 3rd of July.
"The guys recommend for me to follow Kevin Sinclair's celebration."
— Cricket on BT Sport (@btsportcricket) July 1, 2021
Below is Dale Steyn’s tweet on Chris Gayle:
Chris Gayle is the coolest cricketer alive.
— Dale Steyn (@DaleSteyn62) July 1, 2021
Spearheaded by Kieron Pollard’s whirlwind fifty, the hosts made 167 in 20 overs. Lendl Simmons, who opened the innings also chipped in with 47; however, the rest of the batsmen failed to deliver. For the Proteas, barring keeper-batsman Quinton de Kock, nobody scored more than 20 runs. De Kock, batting at the top, has been producing crucial knocks in the last two fixtures, but his knock left the tourists 21 runs short. Dwayne Bravo took figures of 4-0-19-4.