The T20 leagues all over the world never fail to entertain the fans around the globe. Along with the pyrotechnics and the close shaves, the amusing aspect equally grabs the centre of attention. With the cricketers from the Caribbean Islands actively participating in each tournament, they try to enjoy the game along with competing fiercely. In the ongoing Mzansi Super League, veteran Windies batsman Chris Gayle left the umpire bursting out in laughter following his animated appeal for dismissal.
Over the years, Chris Gayle has established himself as one of the most sought cricketers in the world. While his performances on the field may have dipped, the Jamaican keeps surfacing in the news for his antics. The incident ensued when Chris Gayle bowled a straight delivery to Henry Davids of Paarl Rocks in the very first over of the innings. The ball struck on the pads, leading the bowler to appeal to the umpire for a dismissal.
On being denied a wicket, the 40-year old made a cry baby face that provoked the umpire to laugh out loud at him. Even though the umpire did not alter his decision, the incident became the most comical one on the field at that time. Gayle, playing for Jozi Stars couldn’t quite make an impact for his side neither with the bat nor with the ball. The left-hander made a single off four balls along with bowling one over and conceding five runs without a wicket.
Big appeal from the Universe Boss💪
He wanted it so badly😜
— Mzansi Super League 🔥 🇿🇦 🏏 (@MSL_T20) November 22, 2019
Paarl Rocks overcome Jozi Stars to complete nervy chase
Batting first, Jozi Stars could manage only 129 in their allotted 20 overs. Reeza Hendricks top-scored with 40; however, Gayle’s failure hurt the team as Daniel Christian and Rassie Van Der Dussen couldn’t accelerate the side to a competitive total. In reply, Paarl Rocks had a jittery start to the chase, having lost their openers cheaply. However, the partnership between James Vince and Mangaliso Mosehle steered them past the finish line with four overs to spare. Paarl Rocks finished with 133-6.