Jul 22, 2023, 16:35 IST

Watch! Chris Gayle’s funny fielding effort leaves everyone in splits

T20 cricket season is going in full swing as USA is witnessing its first ever season of Major League Cricket. Across the border, Canada is also witnessing its T20 league in the form of Global T20 Canada 2023 season. The season began on 20th July, with the first match between Brampton Wolves and Mississauga Panthers. The match saw the best of local talents mix with some of the best. Chris Gayle, the former West Indian skipper is one of the biggest attractions of the tournament as he is playing for the Mississauga Panthers.

The story as it happened –

CAA Center in Brampton Ontario was the venue as Tim Southee the Brampton wolves skipper won the toss and chose to bowl. In his team, Southee had his former Kiwi teammate Colin De Grandhomme as well as latest Netherlands sensation Logan Van Beek.

Chris Gayle’s hilarious tumble has the commentators laughing –

Chris Gayle is a known entertainer, be it with the bat or in the field, the former West Indian great is a treat to watch. The incident happened in the very first game of the season with Shoaib Malik bowling to Mark Chapman.

The Kiwi international went for a cut and the ball went near Chris Gayle. The former West Indian opener took a hilarious tumble and missed the ball as it sped the ball for four. This got the commentators laughing as Chris Gayle took the blunder in his stride and played along to his mistake.

Azam Khan top scorer as Panthers score 121 –

Put into bat, Mississauga Panthers were bowled out for 121 from their 20 overs. The top scorer was Azam Khan who scored 65 off 55 balls with 5 fours and 3 sixes. Naveneet Dhaliwal with 29 and Chris Gayle with 10 were the only players to reach double figures. Logan Van Beek with 4/12 from his 4 overs, as Chris Green picked 2 wickets.

Brampton Wolves get an easy win –

Chasing 122 to win, Brampton Wolves lost Usman Khan for 12 who hit a four and a six off his 6 balls before falling to Zahoor Khan. Mark Chapman was 30 not out off 22 balls with 3 fours and a six. Aaron Johnson was the top scorer with 48 off 26 balls with 5 fours and 3 sixes as Wolves reached 99 in 9 overs before rain came down and Wolves won the game on the Duckworth and Lewis method.