Chris Gayle claims he made Sohag Gazi ‘famous’
Gayle claims he made Gazi famous by hitting his first ball in Test cricket for a six.
Chris Gayle (above) had hit Sohag Gaz’s first ball in Test cricket for a six © Getty Images
Sydney: Mar 20, 2014
West Indian batting star Chris Gayle has reportedly poked fun at young Bangladeshi all-rounder Sohag Gazi, first asking who Gazi is and then saying that he made the player famous.
Gazi has created a weird record by becoming the only man to be hit for six off the first ball of a Test match, which was his first-ever ball in Test cricket.
According to News.com.au, the cocky big-hitting left-hander almost bordered on the insulting when asked about Gazi, saying that he made the all-rounder famous by whacking him for a six in his first delivery in Test cricket.
Gayle eventually cut out the playful chat, noting that Gazi is ”a good young man and a good prospect for Bangladesh cricket”.
Gayle belted 58 not out to help West Indies record a crushing eight-wicket win over England in an ICC World Twenty20 warm-up match, the report added.