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Friday, April 20, 2012

When Gayle storms, better have protection !

Cricket is a funny game and is spectators are often crazy !!

A prestigious Series went almost unnoticed.  Australia retained the Frank Worrell Trophy after the second Test against West Indies ended in a draw yesterday.   It was the interference of storm that extinguished any scope of a decisive result and brought an early end.  After winning the first Test in Barbados (they were down for most part of the Test but came back strongly to win !) – Aussies set a target of 215 from 61 as they declared their second essay at 160 for 8.  

West Indies when they were mightier once chased 175 runs scored them in the post-tea session defeating India in 1983.  Kemar Roach,  was named Man of the Match for his good performance, his first 10-wicket haul at test level.  The 23-year-old became the first West Indian in seven years to take 10 wickets in a Test and the first since Curtly Ambrose in 1993 to do so against Australia.  His achievement is truly laudable as he, Chanderpaul, Darren Sammy, and others valiantly fought when their country men – Chris Gayle, Kevon Cooper, Marlon Samuels, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Sunil Naraine are busy chasing money for different Indian clubs in IPL version 5.   There is another test, the Third Test  which would starts in Dominica on Monday which again may not attract fans on the ground or off it in any big manner.  

Elsewhere Chris Gayle is dangerous not only for the opponents but for everyone on the stadium ! – making people seriously think on opting for Insurance cover as also the Organisers think of some liability insurance coverage.  

At Bangalore, against Pune, chasing a tall score Chris Gayle for RCB smashed eight sixes, including five in a row off leg-spinner Rahul Sharma – and one of them injured a spectator, a little girl who had come to watch the game.  Gayle is reported to have posted on  Twitter that after learning one of his strikes had hit the fan, named only as Tia, and broken her nose he decided to go and visit her.  Gayle gale-stormed 81 off 48 enabling RCB surpass Pune’s 182 thought it required more heroics of 24 being scored in the last over of Nehra.  

Now there are reports that after leaving the opponents bewildered by his power hitting, Gayle visited the 10 year old girl in hospital, who had suffered  bleed and fracture injuries in her nose.  At a Press Conference later, he told that the girl told him not to be sad and keep hitting massive sixes.    Reports state that 'Her first words were that I should not be sad,' the cricketer said. 'It was a very touching moment for me and I wished her a speedy recovery.  'She told me to keep hitting sixes and not to worry.'

So, people get injured but nothing bothers….

With regards – S. Sampathkumar.

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