WATCH: Chris Gayle appeals hilariously to make umpire laugh in MSL 2019

Dixit Bhargav
|Published 23/11/2019

Chris Gayle appeals hilariously: The Universe Boss was seen pleading to the umpire but the decision went against him in Paarl.

During the 13th match of the ongoing second season of Mzansi Super League between Paarl Rocks and Jozi Stars in Paarl, Jozi Stars all-rounder Chris Gayle was seen pleading to the umpire after beating Paarl Rocks opening batsman Henry David.

It all happened on the sixth delivery of the first over when Gayle found David wanting in front of the stumps after he missed a flick. Opening the bowling for his team, Gayle had nearly tasted success in the first over but it wasn’t to be as the umpire ruled the decision in the batsman’s favour.

Gayle appealed in such a manner that even the umpire was seen laughing at the Universe Boss. The 40-year old cricketer made a baby-like face but even that didn’t work for him.

Chasing a 130-run target, Rocks sealed the chase in the 17th over. Batsman James Vince, who came in to bat at No. 5 in the sixth over, top-scored for the hosts with 43 (28) with the help of four fours and a six. In the only over that Gayle bowled, he gave away only five runs.

It was Stars captain Temba Bavuma who won the toss and chose to bat. A below par batting performance saw the visitors scoring 129/3 in 20 overs. Having opened the batting with Ryan Rickelton (30), Reeza Hendricks top-scored for his team with 40 (34) with the help of three fours.

Having won two out of the four matches that they’ve played so far, Paarl are currently at No. 3 at the points table. On the other hand, Jozi Stars are reeling at the bottom on the back of losing five matches on the trot.

Chris Gayle appeals hilariously

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav

Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who is currently into his fifth year as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. His first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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