PALLEKELE: Maverick West Indian batsman Chris Gayle is dancing down the wicket at the World Twenty20, performing his own energetic version of global hit “Gangnam Style”.
The eccentric dance, based on a wacky series of horse-riding moves, has become a worldwide sensation for South Korean musician Park Jae-Sang, attracting over 295 million viewers on YouTube this year.
Gayle's first Gangnam-style celebration came in the match against Ireland, when he grabbed two wickets, and he repeated it after dismissing England's Jonny Bairstow on Thursday in Pallekele.
“I need a producer to produce my gangnam music video...Know any? However I am shooting a amateur gangnam style video tmrw...Will post video,” Gayle wrote on Twitter.
Exiled England batsman Kevin Pietersen tried to copy Gayle while he was carrying out his duties as a TV commentator at the ongoing tournament and described it as “one of the most interesting celebrations in cricket”.
West Indies captain Darren Sammy said Gayle is enjoying his cricket.
“Chris loves T20,” said Sammy.
“Since he came back he has been excellent for us, I just hope he will continue. The fans love watching him play.”
West Indies beat England by 15 runs in their first Super Eights match on Thursday and face Sri Lanka on Saturday for a place in the semi-finals.