The hard-hitting West Indies monster batsman Chris Gayle became the first man to reach the 10000-run landmark in the shortest format of the game. He achieved the distinction when he took the field for the Royal Challengers Bangalore against the Gujarat Lions at Rajkot in the 20th match of IPL 2017.
In the match, Chris Gayle hit a splendid 77 off just 38 balls with 7 sixes and 5 fours to his name. His efforts saw RCB post 213 runs on the board. The Jamaican took a special liking to the No.1 Test bowler Ravindra Jadeja and smoked him to all parts of the field scoring 21 runs in the over.
The hard-hitting batsmen brought up his half-century off just 23 balls, then he broke into a special celebration mood which left everyone confused.
Yes, the opener surprised everyone with his special celebration for the comeback half-century, a celebration which is pretty common throughout the world. He celebrated his fifty in the ‘Salt Bae’ meme style. He hit his bat’s blade and proceeded to sprinkle some imaginary salt on it.
Yes, if you haven’t witnessed the celebration, it was the “Salt-bae” phenomenon which broke through the world.
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What is “Salt-Bae celebration”?
The Turkish Chef made it the headlines of the social networking sites when a video of him surfaced on the Internet. The video saw the chef sprinkling salt over the freshly cut meat, before which he tapped on the meat.
The new hot-property has already taken the world by storm before reaching the shore of India through Chris Gayle.
Earlier, the salt-bae celebration was extensively used in the major European Football leagues, where the players used it to celebrate their goals. The NFL Pro Bowl was not very far behind as the players came up with their ‘salt-bae’ versions.