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Gayle's six breaks girl's nose

2012-04-18 12:25

New Delhi - West Indies batsman Chris Gayle on Wednesday visited a female spectator who suffered a broken nose after being hit by one of his sixes as she watched from the stands at an Indian Premier League match.

The Royal Challengers Bangalore opener smashed eight sixes, including five in a row off leg-spinner Rahul Sharma, during an explosive innings that helped his team beat the Pune Warriors on Tuesday evening.

Gayle said 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.

"Her 1st word to me is to Chill, She's fine!" he wrote.

The left-handed opener, who was named man of the match, cracked a 48-ball 81 in a magnificent display of power-hitting to help Bangalore surpass Pune's challenging total of 182 with six wickets to spare in a last-ball finish.

The 76-match tournament has nine teams playing each other on a home-and-away basis before the top four sides qualify for the play-offs. The final will be played on May 27.

Pune now have six points and Bangalore four after five matches.

AFP

Comments
  • winston.mullany - 2012-04-18 12:35

    Pretty decent of the fella!

      Chez - 2012-04-18 12:41

      He's a pretty decent fella - very cute too but i guess thats not what interests you:)

      winston.mullany - 2012-04-18 12:52

      Chez, Yeah its his buns that do it for me:-) NOOOTT!!! :-) Its always great when someone despite their status goes out their way to do something as simple as visit someone. Tells something of the person!

      Zing - 2012-04-18 12:56

      "Gayle hits on girl in the stands. . . . Stalks her into hospital" j/k Nice of him to go visit her. This is a story to tell her grand-children one day :)

      Brendon - 2012-04-21 12:29

      Which idiots put thumbs down to Winstons comment "Pretty decent of the fella!"?

  • Gerald - 2012-04-18 12:44

    Shame. Not a pleasant thing to happen when you go and watch a sporting event. I trust she will get well soon. Perhaps the IPL should consider handing out protective gear to the spectators similar to those hard hats we used to recive at out domestic 20/20 games a few years ago (LOL)

      Deon - 2012-04-18 13:11

      Something tell me she was not watching the ball?

  • Thabo - 2012-04-18 13:39

    shame

  • Dhirshan - 2012-04-18 14:33

    at least it missed her teeth

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