Chris Gayle claims he is the real ‘Universe Boss’, and very often comes up with stuff that makes you believe his claim. Chris Gayle on Monday pulled off one of the best close-in catches in recent times during the final of the Global T20 in Canada. Playing for Vancouver Knights against West Indies B, Gayle, who was fielding at first slip, showed superb reflexes to send back Kavem Hodge.
Hodge got a thick edge off leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed and the ball straight went to Gayle. He dived to his left but the ball bounced off the palm of his left hand. The Jamaican still managed to twist in the air as he fell and grab the ball with his right hand, behind his back.
Gayle’s teammates were ecstatic after seeing his magic. The catch left Hodge bemused and the fans in awe.
Paul Pogba delivered a captain’s display to inspire France to win the World Cup over Croatia in Moscow.
The Manchester United star scored a delightful goal from the edge of the area in a frantic game that involved plenty of controversy.
The opener, from a Mario Mandzukic own-goal, was disputed due to Antoine Griezmann going down under seemingly little contact, while Pogba seemed to be offside and interfering with play after the Atletico star’s delivery.
Croatia responded for the fourth consecutive knock-out game through Ivan Perisic with the Inter Milan winger smashing home a left-footed strike from the edge of the area to equalise.
Perisic then went from hero to villain, handling in the area to cost his side a penalty after the aid of VAR. Griezmann duly stepped up and rolled it home to gift Les Bleus the lead again.
The end-to-end nature of the game continued in the second half and Pogba punished Croatia with a delightful third, curling it into the left corner from the edge of the area.
It was four soon after with Kylian Mbappe driving home from distance low into the bottom left corner.
But it was not over yet as Croatia rallied thanks to a Hugo Lloris howler.
The Spurs goalkeeper attempted to skip past the onrushing Mario Mandzukic, but the Juventus star read it perfectly to deflect into the empty net.
Deschamps’ side weathered the storm late on though to land their second World Cup in their history and spark the start of a potentially dominant era in French football.