Bangalore: Almost all the Royal Challengers Bangalore fans present at the Chinnaswamy stadium on Tuesday went away with a grin after RCB’s last-ball win over the Pune Warriors. All except a young girl named Tia who had to go home with a broken nose after being hit by a six from the blade of Chris Gayle.
Gayle was the star of the match with his 81 off 48 deliveries that set the Bangalore side on course to victory. After a sedate start by his established standards, the West Indian opened up and hit a record eight sixes and 4 fours, with five of the sixes coming in the 13th over by Warriors' Rahul Sharma.
One of those high and handsome sixes had the misfortune of landing on the young cricket fan, who was rushed off with her nose bleeding profusely.
Gayle was apologetic about the episode and even went to visit Tia after the match was over. He wrote about the incident on his Twitter account @henrygayle: “Visit Tia who got hit by 1 of my 6s, broken nose :( her 1st word to me is to Chill, She's fine! xxx “
Watch video below: Gayle's visit to the hospital
Cricketer-turned-commentator Sanjay Manjrekar also had something to say about the incident – “Have decided, my kids will not go to the ground when chris gayle is playing...its just too dangerous :) ”