Opposition players would love to prevent Chris Gayle from coming out to bat, but an umpire doing it is something out of the ordinary.
However, that is exactly what happened when Ian Gould prevented Gayle from coming out to bat in the World T20 match between West Indies and Sri Lanka.
Well, the reason for that is the opener came out to bat too soon.
He suffered a left hamstring twinge while fielding during the Lankan innings which forced him to be off the field for a while.
It turns out Gayle hadn’t been off the field during the second innings for as long as he had been in the first, as is required by law.
Gould signaled “two more minutes” to the Windies bench, and once it seemed certain they were going to get home in a canter, Gould even jokingly dragged Gayle back to the dressing rooms.
West Indies went on to beat Sri Lanka by 7 wickets, their second win in two games.
Courtesy Citation : indiatimes.com