London, June 8: Explosive West Indies batsman Chris Gayle on Tuesday (June 7) visited the Old Trafford based stadium of English football club Manchester United and even expressed his desire to play for the side.
The 32-year-old Jamaican swashbuckler garnered a lot of attention of his fans when he shared his latest images outside the stadium and his Manchester United jersey on his Instagram account and said he met the new Man-U's newly appointed manager Jose Mourinho.
"Meeting went well with the new manager...once I get my terms then I will sign with @manchesterunited," the left-handed batter wrote on Instagram.
A photo posted by KingGayle 👑 (@chrisgayle333) on Jun 6, 2016 at 5:52am PDT
Gayle even displayed his football skills in a video he shared on the social media. The cricketer also displayed a Manchester United jersey which had 'Universe Boss' (his nickname) printed on the back with the number 333.
A video posted by KingGayle 👑 (@chrisgayle333) on Jun 7, 2016 at 7:52am PDT
Gayle's IPL jersey for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) also has number 333 printed on it.
Gayle at present is playing in England for Somerset in the Natwest Twenty20 blast. So far, he has scored 54 runs in two matches with a highest of 49 against Essex in Taunton.
A photo posted by KingGayle 👑 (@chrisgayle333) on Jun 7, 2016 at 3:19am PDT
As per an ANI report, Gayle has equated himself to football superstars Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Cristiano Ronaldo in his recently-released autobiography 'Six Machine'.
The 36-year-old maverick batsman holds several records under his belt, including being one of only four men to have scored two Test triple centuries and being the first batsman to smash a century in each of the three formats. He's also the first batsman to have scored 9000+ runs in T20.
As per the Jamaican, he doesn't go after records but such milestones somehow happen 'naturally' to him.
"If Zlatan were a cricketer, it's the sort of thing he would be trying. Except the whole point about these sort of crazy deeds is that there's no trying involved - it just comes naturally. It's your personality coming through in what you do. I don't hunt these records. It might work for other people, but it would never work for me," Gayle said in his autobiography.