Chennai, Sept 6: 'Universe Boss' and explosive batsman Chris Gayle was overwhelmed by the hero's welcome he received from hundreds of school students at Velammal in Chennai on Tuesday (Sept 6).
The left-handed Jamaican batsman attended an event in Chennai where he interacted with young boys and girls but the rousing welcome he got perhaps made the cricketers to thank his fans for their love.
Both Gayle and Bravo, who are part of the Indian Premier League (IPL), are immensely popular among cricket fans in India. Hence, the organisers of TNPL have roped in the two Caribbean superstars to promote the game in the southern state.
Gayle shared the video of the rousing welcome he received in Chennai in which jubiliant students kept cheering him wherever his chariot moved inside the school campus. The students even danced to the beats of Bravo's popular 'Champion' song. Gayle even thanked the students in the video.
"Vanakkam Chennai/Velammal. Always good to inspire and make an impact on the future ones out there. #Love&Respect 👊🏿 @tnpremierleague," wrote Gayle.
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Meanwhile, Bravo too was seen dancing with his female fans on his 'Champion' song at Stella Maris college in Chennai.
Bravo has played for local IPL side Chennai Super Kings (CSK), which is facing a 2-year-ban, while Gayle plays for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Both these franchises are very popular in the entire country.
The video was shared by TNPL official Twitter handle.
Several former cricketers such as Brett Lee, Matthew Hayden, Dean Jones have associated themselves with the ongoing TNPL in which Indian cricketers including, R Ashwin, Murali Vijay, Dinesh Karthik and others are playing in the inaugural edition.