Opening acts, Gayle & Watson, set to fashion end result
Before the nets session on Thursday afternoon, long after the rest of the squad had started bowling, batting or fielding, Gayle sat by the sidelines, staring at his kitbag. Very slowly, he took out his supporter-brief and wore it over his trackpants. Like Superman.
Then, he tightened his shoe laces in double knots, put on his pads, wore his thigh pads and adjusted his elbow guard. The bandana followed, taking its own sweet time to be adjusted on his scalp. The helmet should have completed the routine, but finding the right pair of gloves kickstarted a process that ended with him weighing, and then finally choosing, the best of the five bats he wanted to use at the nets. Fifteen minutes into his dressing up, Gayle walked in to bat.
In completely uncharacteristic silence, the Jamaican left-hander walked in to bat. Others around him fooled about, but not Gayle. The focus was on what was going to unfold over the next hour or so. The 'Gangnam Style' moves, apparently, is reserved only for tense situations on the field.
Or maybe he was just in a no-nonsense mood after his alleged room hosting skills with three British women made more news than he would
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