WATCH: Warner bats right-handed, smashes Chris Gayle

2019-01-17 11:21
David Warner (Getty)

Cape Town - David Warner shocked the Bangladesh Premier League by batting right-handed against Chris Gayle on Wednesday.

Warner was 47* mid-way through the 19th over when, after struggling to get Gayle away, he switched his stance and began batting right-handed. 

The result was a straight six over Gayle's head that took Warner past 50, while he found the fence with his next two balls to remarkably take Gayle for 14 runs off 3 batting right-handed. 

Warner, who is the captain of Sylhet Sixers, finished on 61* off 36 to guide his side to a victory over Gayle's Rangpur Riders.

"It was one of those things at the back of my mind as I couldn't get Chris away because of his height and the lengths that he was bowling," Warner was quoted as saying on Cricinfo at the post-match presentation.

"I play golf right-handed, so I thought I might as well come and swing and clear the ropes. It came off."


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

The 12-month ban handed down to Steve Smith and David Warner and the 9-month sanction for Cameron Bancroft for their ball-tampering roles, is ...

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.