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He danced to Punjabi songs, wooed girls with witty one-liners, and spoke his heart out about making it big. West Indies cricketer Christopher Henry Gayle was at his charming best as he visited HT City to meet the winners of Stars In The City Contest on Friday afternoon.
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Known to party wild, the 36-year-old warned us to not underestimate the spirit of our Indian cricketers. “Sure, they are a bit shy. May be there are rules or something like that. But don’t be fooled into thinking they can’t party. Indian players love to party. Mandeep Singh taught me a lot of Punjabi moves. Sarfaraz Khan, too, knows a lot of moves, but he’s still young… lots to learn,” said Gayle, who loves it when Indian women want to party with him. “I love to see so many ladies come to matches. But more importantly, they even come to the parties and I love to party with them,” added the left-handed batsman.
OPPA GAYLE STYLE: Cricketer Chris Gayle does the signature Gangnam Style dance step. (Photo: Amal Ks/ HT)
The Jamaica born cricketer is in Delhi to talk about his biography Six Machine. What can you expect from the book? Everything from what Gayle’s childhood was like to how he’s become one of the most destructive batsmen in world. But he was nervous when he first visited India in 1999. “I got a call that I have to go India to be part of the West Indies A team. I remember I was so nervous while I was going. India was so far and it’s my first trip there. So I made my first ever first class debut in Pune, India. Since then, India has become a home away from home,” he said.