At a time when the cricketing world is still coming to grips with New Zealand’s decision to abandon their Pakistan limited-overs tour barely hours before the first ODI citing security reasons, West Indies opener Chris Gayle, in a jest, said he is willing to travel to Pakistan on Sunday.
West Indies cricket icon Chris Gayle has taken a subtle jibe at Pakistan after the first ODI between the Babar Azam-led side and New Zealand was called off with immediate effect due to security concerns on Friday. Gayel tweeted that he is leaving for Pakistan, and also asked who wants to accompany him as well. Pakistan is currently in the news as the series between Pakistan and New Zealand was called off due to security issues.
The 41-year-old allrounder announced he was flying to Pakistan, also inviting others to accompany him to the cricket-crazy country. “I’m going to Pakistan tomorrow, who coming with me?” Chris Gayle tweeted. The Pakistan Cricket Board retweeted his tweet.
I’m going to Pakistan tomorrow, who coming with me? 😉🙌🏿
— Chris Gayle (@henrygayle) September 18, 2021
Pakistani left-arm pacer Muhammed Amir also welcomed the Jamaican cricketer in Pakistan. “See u there, legend,” Amir had tweeted. Meanwhile many cricket buffs showered praise on Chris Gayle for his decision and welcomed him on Pakistani soil. Some users said the cricketer has won the hearts of Pakistani cricket fans around the globe.
see u there legend 😁😁😁😁
— Mohammad Amir (@iamamirofficial) September 18, 2021
The question now is will Chris Gayle indeed be landing in Pakistan in a day’s time’ The answer is a no as the ‘Universe Boss’ is currently in the UAE along with the Punjab Kings team who he will be representing in the upcoming IPL 2021 Phase II starting Sunday. PBKS would be expecting him to come out all guns blazing as they look forward to winning their maiden IPL trophy.