The second match of the ongoing Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2021 did not witness a Gayle-storm, but the Universe Boss did hit a six during his short stay at the crease for St Kitts and Nevis Patriots.
Chris Gayle’s powerful strike off Barbados Royals’ all-rounder Jason Holder crashed onto the window at Warner Park, breaking the glass.
The video of the same was posted on the official Twitter handle of CPL 2021. “A SMASHING HIT by the Universe Boss Chris Gayle,” CPL captioned the post.
— CPL T20 (@CPL) August 27, 2021
“That was sweet,” said Simon Doull on commentary. “Just a little shimmy and bang! Dead straight, right into the windows below us.”
Gayle was soon sent back to the dugout by Oshane Thomas. The left-handed batter chopped one onto the stumps after being beaten for pace, but the damage was done to the stadium-window.
— CPL T20 (@CPL) August 26, 2021
Gayle scored 12 runs off nine balls with the help of one four and a six.
PATRIOTS 175/5 (20 overs) (Sherfane Rutherford 53, Dwayne Bravo 47 not out; Oshane Thomas 3-21) vs ROYALS 154/7 (20 overs) (Shai Hope 44, Azam Khan 28; Dominic Drakes 2-13, Sheldon Cottrell 2-39)
Result: Patriots won by 21 runs.
Player of the Match: Sherfane Rutherford
Toss: Royals won the toss and opted to bowl.