Chris Gayle catches Virender Sehwag on the wrong foot to dismiss him
by Ankit Editor
Published - Sep 10, 2016 1:55 pm | Updated - Sep 10, 2016 1:55 pm
It is not often that Virender Sehwag gives someone an opportunity to get the better of him he seldom did on the cricket field and ever since he has been taking guard on Twitter it isn’t just possible to catch him off guard or on the wrong foot. But West Indies star batsman Chris Gayle who is in India to launch and promote his book ‘Six Machine’ invited Sehwag and BCCI president Anurag Thakur at the event in Delhi and that was when he grabbed an opportunity and got the upper hand over Viru paaji.
It was the BCCI chief who started things off by talking about the India-West Indies relationship. “We (India and West Indies) share the same history with them as we fought against imperialism.
He also took that opportunity to take a passing dig at England as he prompted that the creators of the game were yet to win the World Cup: “Australia, West Indies and India have won World Cups, but the masters of the game have not.”
Gayle is an impact player, wherever he goes, whichever tournament or team he plays for he is the center of attraction. Everyone knows if he gets going there is no bowler who can face the storm and survive. Anurag Thakur also acknowledged his popularity in India since he has been a part of the Indian Premier League since the inaugural edition and is one of the most loved players by now. “Chris Gayle is more popular in Kanpur than in Kingston. He brings cultures and countries together”, he said.
Now, this is where it happened. Sehwag had his turn to speak and while praising the West Indian didn’t forget to try to keep his nose ahead and said: “Chris has scored a three hundred, but doesn’t have a five wicket haul like me”, Gayle was quick to point it out to Sehwag that he didn’t have his facts right here. “I have two 5-wicket hauls, Mr. Viru!”. He said.
Viru also said that whenever these two talk, it’s usually about sixes, he also called Gayle a huge star. “He scored two-three hundreds in the first series against India, and I was mightily impressed. Now, Chris and me talk a lot always talk about sixes. He is a huge star and has made the game popular”. Sehwag said.
The Jamaican later thanked Mr. Thakur and Viru for their presence. He tweeted – ‘Thank you Mr President @ianuragthakur and legend @virendersehwag for attending my book launch. #SixMachine’
— Chris Gayle (@henrygayle) September 9, 2016