The Caribbean Premier League (CPL 2021) began with the Trinbago Knight Riders taking on Guyana Amazon Warriors in the opening game. Guyana, led brilliantly by Nicholas Pooran, pulled off an amazing victory by beating the Knight Riders after successfully defending a target of 143 versus the defending champions.
However, the opening day of CPL 2021 was a double-header and saw Dwayne Bravo’s St Kitts and Nevis Patriots facing off against Barbados Royals captained by Jason Holder. Everyone was anticipating a great match between these two sides, especially with all eyes on one and only Universe Boss- Chris Gayle, who was making his comeback to the tournament.
Chris Gayle Gives An Amazing Moment On Opening Day Of CPL 2021; Shatters Window With A Six
The Dwayne Bravo-led team batted first after losing the toss. This gave the fans and people watching at home a chance to watch Chris Gayle in action early. Mohammad Amir and Oshane Thomas ensured Gayle walked in early by removing the openers Evin Lewis and Devon Thomas for 19 runs on the board.
Gayle had skipped the last season of the CPL, but there was lots of buzz on his return to the tournament. However, he just managed to make 12 runs in 9 balls with one six and one four before being castled by Oshane Thomas.
However, in his short stay, he did ensure that he hogs his fair share of the limelight.
During the 5th over of the first innings, he smashed a big hit off Jason Holder. The ball sailed over the sight-screen and shattered the window behind it. It was the only six that Gayle managed but it was a big one.
Watch: Universe Boss Chris Gayle Smashes Window Glass With A Six In CPL 2021
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Courtesy Sherfane Rutherford’s 53 off 43 and Dwayne Bravo’s 47* off 35, the home team put up a defendable total of 175/5 on the board after being reduced to 39/4 at one stage. In reply, Barbados managed just 154/7 as Sheldon Cottrell and Dominic Drakes picked two wickets each and Shai Hope top-scored with 44 in 38 balls.