MSL 2019: Chris Gayle makes a ‘cry-baby’ face; umpire couldn’t control his laughter
The umpire did not deter from his decision and the batsman was eventually ruled not out but Gayle's antics had everyone laughing.
Updated - Nov 24, 2019 4:41 pm
Chris Gayle might be 40 years old, but he is still one of the most in-demand cricketers in T20 Leagues all over the world. He has played in almost every such tournament around the globe and though it has not retired from the international cricket, it seems like he is content playing as a mercenary. Currently, he is plying his trade in the Mzansi Super League 2019 in South Africa.
He has not yet fired for his team the Jozi Stars with the bat in the five matches he has played so far. He has managed just 47 runs in five innings with the best score of 18 runs, which includes a duck. The big man was also retained by his IPL franchise Kings XI Punjab for the upcoming edition in 2020. He had been excellent for the Punjab based team since the last two IPL seasons.
Chris Gayle’s excellent pleading appeal makes the umpire laugh
Gayle is a character that makes cricket seem fun. His celebrations after reaching a milestone or picking a wicket is a thing to see and the way he parties in his off time is the stuff of legends. Chris Gayle is possibly one of the most fun-loving cricket players in the world at the moment and something similar was on display during the MSL 2019 match between Jozi Stars and Paarl Rocks.
Chris Gayle was bowling the first over of the Rocks’ innings and darted one straight into the pads of Henry Davids and hitting him in front and started a passionate appeal with intense expressions on his face. The umpire didn’t seem to be moved by his appeal, but the continued appeal and pleading by Gayle with amazing cry baby expressions made the umpire break into a smile and he even laughed.
Here is the video:
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The umpire did not deter from his decision and the batsman was eventually ruled not out but Gayle’s antics had everyone laughing. Gayle bowled just one over, giving five runs.
He had managed just one run while his side batted first, as his side managed just 129 runs thanks to Rassie van der Dussen (30) and Daniel Christian (23) and their 42-run stand. In reply, James Vince and Mangaliso Mosehle made 43 and 31 runs respectively to take the Rocks to the finish line comfortably with 23 balls to spare with loss of six wickets in the process.