World Cup 2019: Chris Gayle does a Hasan Ali after picking Ross Taylor’s wicket in Manchester
Gayle went off the field soon after completing the over.
Updated - Nov 26, 2019 6:18 pm
Windies and New Zealand are currently fighting it out in match 29 of the ongoing World Cup at the Old Trafford in Manchester. The Caribbeans got off to a great start with Sheldon Cottrell sending back both the Kiwi openers for a golden duck in the very first over. But it took almost 33 overs for Windies to strike again and break a brilliant partnership between Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor. The latter was dismissed by none other than Chris Gayle and the Universe Boss came up with an animated celebration only to injure himself.
With things not going their way, Jason Golder brought the part-time Gayle into the attack. In the 35th over, Taylor who was set on 69 sensed an opportunity to up the ante and charged down to the bowler. But he could only hit it down mid-off’s throat where Holder himself was fielding. The Windies had got the much-needed breakthrough and The Universe Boss went on a celebratory spree.
He jumped in delight celebrating like a youngster but injured his shoulder hilariously. After jumping, there was some pain in Chris Gayle’s shoulder and he clutched it as well. Moreover, he walked off the field to have a look soon after the over.
Here’s the video:
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Hasan Ali had injured himself in Zimbabwe
In a similar manner, Pakistan pacer Hasan Ali had injured himself during one of the ODIs in Zimbabwe last year. After dismissed one of the opposition batsmen, he celebrated in his ‘bomb explosion’ style and injured his neck. The video of the same had gone viral then with the captain Sarfaraz Ahmed also showing his frustration on the bowler. Hasan Ali had missed the next match as well due to that injury and then came back later in the series.
However, he has struggled since then and has gone for runs even in the ongoing World Cup failing to pick wickets. He is likely to get dropped for Pakistan’s next match against South Africa as well with Mohammad Hasnain making his World Cup debut.