In a bid to keep their fans entertained during the testing times, the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday shared a clip of the flamboyant West Indies opener, Chris Gayle playing football with his teammates during a pre-match session. Gayle never fails to entertain his fans.
In the video, the self-proclaimed Universe Boss, as Gayle is popularly known, scores a goal and immediately breaks into a Cristiano Ronaldo-inspired celebration. Here is the video of the same:
📹 Chris, 2018 West Indies 🤝 Marcus, 1996 Wimbledon 🔈
🗣️ "Gayle scores again!" ⚽ pic.twitter.com/X0YPX40NVj
— ICC (@ICC) April 15, 2020
Here is how fans reacted to Gayle imitating the celebration of the legendary Football player:
This is the Gayle celebration
— Kalpesh joshi (@Kalpesh69262464) April 15, 2020
— AVINASH (@AVINASH1572003) April 16, 2020
— Pradyumna Chakraborty (@PradumnaChakra1) April 15, 2020
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, when the world has come to a standstill, ICC has managed to keep its fans engaged with their delectable throwbacks. Gayle is one of the most feared batsmen in the game for his explosive style of batting. He recently played in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) where he told reporters about crowds still wanting to see him and that is the reason why he is still not even considering retirement and said he would like to continue for as long as he can.
Talking to the reporters in Bangladesh, Gayle said, “A lot of people still want to see Chris Gayle out in the middle. I still have that love for the game and that passion for the game. I would love to carry on as long as possible in T20 and franchise cricket as well.”
Meanwhile, the number of coronavirus positive patients in India went past 12800 with almost 430 people losing their lives on Thursday, as per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
The entire world is slowly moving towards a lockdown due to the scare of the ever-escalating situation concerning the World Health Organisation-recognized pandemic that is the Coronavirus. Everything- schools, colleges, airports, railway stations, gyms, sporting events, movies, offices- have been put under lockdown as the world continues to self-isolate in order to control the pandemic.