Chris Gayle all game for dish in his name
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Chris Gayle, who has taken the IPL terrain by storm, wouldn't mind if an Indian dish is named after him. "I love Indian food...I like chicken curry. If a dish is named after me...I would welcome the idea," said Gayle.
As soon as he heard that a "Gayle dish" will spring up on restaurant menus in Pune, he promptly responded in the positive.
The swashbuckler opened his heart out at the inauguration of Toss, the sports lounge, set up by speedster Zaheer Khan's Hospitality Private Limited at Lullanagar, Kondhwa, on Friday.
Apart from Gayle, Virat Kohli, captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore, Yuvraj Singh and Murli Karthik of Pune Warriors India and Siddharth Mallya were present.
Even while he was excited at the idea of a dish being named after him, Gayle also did not reject the idea that it could cost Rs 175, the runs he scored while pounding the Pune Warriors in their recent encounter.
Gayle's wish was promptly granted by Zaheer Khan, who stepped forward to announce that he was game to name a dish after Gayle. "Yes, of course...we will name a dish after Chris," said Zaheer, as he hugged the "giant cricketer".
Gayle was in an exuberant mood as he took a look around the Toss. "The ambiance here is perfect for somebody who takes life as it comes," he said. Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh and Murali Karthik also went around the sports lounge and were effusive in their praises for Zaheer's business acumen.
However, not all of them were enthused by the idea of becoming a entrepreneur like Zaheer. "But if I do plan for such a thing, I will turn to Zaheer for pearls of wisdom. Right now there are no such plans. I am concentrating on my cricket," Virat said.