Former India opener Virender Sehwag, who is known for his witty birthday wishes on micro-blogging website Twitter, on Thursday wished star West Indies batsman Chris Gayle as he turned 38.
Sehwag took to Twitter to wish Gayle in his unique style. "Aa Gayle, Bowler Maar! Happy Birthday to a man with a big big heart, the legend, Universe Boss," Sehwag wrote.
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Cheers Viru. https://t.co/uo0VMne8jy— Chris Gayle (@henrygayle) September 21, 2017
Gayle, who has played a total of 270 ODIs, amassing 9258 runs, recently returned to the West Indies ODI squad for their tour of England. The big man from Jamaica made his first ODI appearance after 1 gap of 913 days.
Earlier, Gayle made a comeback to the Windies national side after he was drafted in the T20I squad against India in July.
Considered one of the most destructive batsmen in the history of the game, Gayle remains a top bet especially when it comes to the shorter format of the game.
On Sunday, the Jamaican power-hitter added yet another badge of honour to his already illustrious jersey when he became the first batsman in the world to complete a century of sixes in Twenty20 Internationals.
Gayle reached the milestone during the lone T20I against England at the Chester-le-Street, Durham which West Indies won by 21 runs.
For the general public, Gayle is "happy go lucky" but the flamboyant West Indian opener had revealed in his autobiography that he started enjoying life only after he underwent a heart surgery in Australia back in 2005. During the West Indies tour to Australia in 2005, Gayle underwent an operation to repair a hole in his heart, a fact which is not known to all and was only revealed to his parents only after the procedure. Following the surgery, he had to miss the third and final Test against Australia in Adelaide.