A video uploaded on the Royal Challengers Bangalore's official YouTube channel showing fans gathered at Mumbai's Oberoi Hotel to greet the players, and hooting the arrival of the swashbuckling Chris Gayle.

The West Indian has a huge fan following in India, especially after his record-breaking 175 not out against Pune Warriors India in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL).

Tempest, tornado, typhoon … the name Gayle, aided by its English derivative ‘gale’, is loaded with stormy synonyms. The man himself, Chris Gayle, has lived up to his name to the hilt, producing innumerable blizzards with his bat, with the white ball flying about like flurries of snow.