I was treated like Chris Gayle in India after 2016 WT20 win: Brathwaite – cricket

All-rounder Carlos Brathwaite, greatest remembered for hitting 4 consecutive sixes off England’s Ben Stokes to assist West Indies win the 2016 T20 World Cup, on Sunday stated his greatest reminiscence in India will all the time be the adulation he acquired days after attaining the feat, the place he felt like Chris Gayle in the subcontinent.

“Cricket is relgion in India. I remember I was filming Chris (Gayle) being mobbed at the airport. But after the World Cup when I came to play for Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals), the same thing was happening to me,” the 31-year previous stated whereas chatting on a Delhi-NCR primarily based pet channel on Instragram the place he primarily spoke about his canine.

West Indies have been chasing a goal of 156 and have been decreased to 11/three by the third over. Marlon Samuels and Dwayne Bravo then resurrected the innings earlier than the previous led the counter assault in the final 4 overs. He was nonetheless working out of companions on the different finish till Brathwaite got here in at no. 8.

Brathwaite was on strike in the final over having made 10 off six balls. West Indies wanted 19 runs to win and the precedence in any regular state of affairs would have been to get Samuels on strike as quickly as doable. But Brathwaite had different concepts.

Stokes bowled the final over and his first ball was despatched hovering over deep backward sq. leg. The second went over lengthy on for his second six and third went for one more six runs over lengthy-off. All of a sudden, West Indies wanted only one run to win and Brathwaite completed it off with one other six over deep midwicket because the Windies gamers ran onto the sector in pleasure.

Brathwaite additionally stated whereas Bengaluru is his favorite metropolis for partying in India, Kolkata will all the time be particular and he and his spouse like Mumbai too. India leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal commented under the chat, saying the entire of Bengaluru is his. Chahal performs for Virat Kohli-led Royals Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

“I played for Delhi Daredevils two years…the pollution just gets me. When I was there they had odd and even (car numbers) rule too.”

A canine lover himself, Brathwaite stated he talks about canines to India center-order batsman Shreyas Iyer amongst others as he additionally posesseses a canine.

“Chris Jordan and Jofra (Archer) have been asking me to see my dog. Kemar Roach has some dogs. Shreyas Iyer is also with his dogs. So there are few cricketers with dogs and we do chat about them.”

Brathwaite was not picked through the 2020 IPL auctions held late final 12 months.

“Hopefully I will be in IPL in some capacity maybe replacement player or in commentary,” he added.

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