We all know he is a complete menace when he takes the bat in his hands, but Chris Gayle seems to have plans to take our country by storm, or we’d say ‘Gaylestorm’, via a different field altogether. And in the process, he has challenged none other than the best from our Bollywood, Salman Khan. The West Indian batsman, who is currently playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore, had joked with Shah Rukh Khan some time ago about his Bollywood aspirations. However, it looks like the joke will not remain that way since the cricketer wants to turn actor.
Though, Gayle saying he will take Bollywood away from Salman was all in good fun. Fact is that the cricketer has not as yet received a role from Bollywood. Being West Indian, he naturally has the sense of adventure in him, plus the flamboyance and a love for the camera. But doubt Bollywood would welcome him. There’s Aussie Brett Lee, who is infinitely better looking than Gayle, and equally charming, waiting on the fringes for Bollywood to take him seriously ever since. Lee has recorded a song with Asha Bhosle and his band has performed at a Bollywood event in Mumbai.
It should be put to light that Indian cricketers like Ajay Jadeja recently, and Sunil Gavaskar and Sandeep Patil before him, have acted in Bollywood films. Plus, there was always a door open for Imran Khan in the heady days of his playboy bachelorhood when he romanced Zeenat Aman. Lets see where Gayle lands up, eventually.