T20 World Cup: Chris Gayle wins hearts as he hugs Mitchell Marsh after dismissing him - Watch

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New Delhi, India Published: Nov 06, 2021, 07:30 PM(IST)

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Gayle dismissed Mitchell Marsh in the only over that he bowled, and went ahead and hugged the Australian batter. Watch the video:

During the West Indies vs Australia T20 World Cup match at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Saturday (November 6), Windies' batter Chris Gayle's sweet gesture went viral when he ran and hugged an Australian player. 

The incident happened when Gayle dismissed Mitchell Marsh in the only over that he bowled, and went ahead and hugged the Australian batter when he was walking back to pavilion. The gesture left both the players — Marsh and Gayle smiling. 

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In the match, Australia beat the West Indies by eight wickets, eventually reaching the semi-final. During the match, Gayle made 15 off nine balls in what was likely his final innings in national colours.

The 42-year-old Gayle smashed two sixes before chopping a delivery from Pat Cummins on to his stumps as he walked back with his bat raised and a standing ovation from his players in Abu Dhabi.

Gayle has not yet announced his retirement but is unlikely that he will play for the West Indies who have failed to defend their title this edition. 

Gayle, a left-hand batsman who can bowl off spin, has amassed over 12,000 runs including 27 centuries in white-ball cricket since he made his debut in a one-day international in 1999. 

He has also played 103 Tests, scoring 7,214 runs at an average of over 42 and a highest of 333.

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