West Indies batsman Chris Gayle is known for his aggressive batting skills and hard hitting abilities.
Though, he has a special place in every cricket enthusiast’s heart, there are only a few who would remember him for his fielding skills.
Regarded to be not so good in taking catches, Gayle has proved his worth as a fielder many times.
In an odd turn of events, Gayle was facing West Indies B while representing Vancouver Knights in the first Global T20 Canada competition in the year 2018.
After Kavem Hodge’s thick edge off leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed, the then 38-year-old first slip player dove full length to his left. The ball bobbed up in the air after grazing Gayle’s hand.
On the ground, the “universe boss” twisted and pouched it with his extended right hand. The video of the catch is fascinating and netizens are sharing it rapidly as they were left in awe by the legendary batsman.
By seven wickets, Vancouver Knights defeated West Indies B in the contest. Gayle, however, only managed to score two runs throughout his dismal at-bat performance.
The southpaw had already delivered a message to his critics with a strong Indian Premier League season in which he scored a century.
This served as another reminder to never underestimate the Jamaican for those who believed his reflexes had slowed down.
Gayle has 7215 runs in 103 Tests at an average of 42.19. He has scored 15 centuries and 37 half-centuries in his career.
It ODIs Gayle has scored 10480 runs in 301 matches with 21 centuries and 54 half-centuries.
A T20 giant, Gayle has close to 15000 runs across all matches as he has played in franchise T20 leagues all over the world apart from being a shining start for West Indies in international cricket.