Chris Gayle and Carlos Brathwaite do push-ups after Gayle takes a good low catch to dismiss Afgahisntan’s Rahmat Shah at Headingly
During the 42nd match of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup between Afghanistan and West Indies, the Windies destructive opener and crowd favourite Chris Gayle does his sets of push-ups along with the flamboyant all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite after the former grabs a good low catch to dismiss the set Rahmat Shah at the crease.
It all happened on the second delivery of the 27th over. Afghanistan batsmen- Rahmat Shah and the 18-year-old wicket-keeper batsman Ikram Ali Khil were well on course towards chasing down 311 posted by the Windies in the first innings. The duo had in fact stitched together a 133-run partnership for the second wicket.
But, just then, out of the Blue, Chris Henry Gayle aka the Universe Boss, took a good low catch off Carlos Brathwaite’s bowling to dismiss Rahmat Shah for a well made 62 off 78 deliveries.
Out comes the set of push-ups
Talking about the delivery, Brathwaite bowled a well disguised slower delivery to Shah, only for the latter to get a leading edge towards the Big man at extra cover. Gayle, put in a good full length dive and what followed was pure entertainment of the highest order from the big Windies men.
After lying there for a brief moment, Chris finally gets up and as if planned well before hand, both he and Brathwaite start doing the push-ups- total six sets of them to be precise, as the other teammates surround them in amusement.
Chris Gayle bowling and fielding wearing Aviators and just did 5 push-ups after taking a catch #GayleStorm
— Aman Sharma (@AmanKayamHai_ET) July 4, 2019
Regarding the ongoing match, Afghanistan might well win their first match of the tournament, as the batsmen have looked quite good so far in the chase. Chasing a decent 311/6 posted by West Indies, Afghanistan are, at the time od writing placed comfortably at 182/2 after 34 overs.
18-year-old Ikram Ali Khil has batted superbly for his 83* off 87 and he has been joined with the talented Southpaw Najibullah Zadran (27* off 35) with the Afghan side requiring another 130 runs off 16 overs.
WATCH: Chris Gayle and Carlos Brathwaite do push-ups after Gayle takes a good low catch