(Sportsmax) – Out-of-favour T20 all-rounder, Carlos Brathwaite, has recalled that one of his favourite memories was being treated like Chris Gayle when he turned up for an IPL spell in India with Delhi Daredevils, shortly after his success at the 2016 World Cup.The giant West Indian rocketed to fame after swatting away four straight sixes off England’s Ben Stokes, to lift the Caribbean team to the 2016 T20 World Cup title. Those types of exploits were of course very much like another big West Indian, Chris Gayle, who has often thrilled IPL crowds with his match-winning, big-hitting exploits in India.“Cricket is a religion 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-old said in a recent Delhi radio show.Brathwaite has not quite followed up on the promise of those big heaves over the boundary, in recent years, losing both the captaincy of the West Indies and dropped from the squad. He was also not selected during the 2020 IPL auctions held late last year, but still hopes to play some part in the tournament.“Hopefully, I will be in IPL in some capacity, maybe replacement player or in commentary,” he added.Due to ongoing global fight with the COVID-19 pandemic, the tournament was, however, postponed until further notice.
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