Chris Gayle has chosen the peaceful backwaters of Kerala for a holiday in his time in India. Gayle was seen taking a break from the ongoing IPL matches in which he is playing for Kings XI Punjab and spending time in the backwaters of Kerala, near Kollam with family. According to reports, Gayle is holidaying with his partner Natasha Berridge, two-year-old daughter Crisalina, and his mother-in-law for 2-3 days in Kerala.
The Jamaican batsman is reportedly staying at Raviz, a luxury hotel near Kollam. Pictures of the Gayle on social media and on his official Instagram account show the cricketer and his family enjoying a ride on a traditional houseboat and enjoying Kerala cuisine, including Karimeen.
According to a report in Manorama, the cricketer wanted to experience the traditional cuisine of Kerala while on the house boat and so the staff and executive chef offered him a menu which included Karimeen (Pearl Spot), Chempalli (Red Snapper) and Kanambu (mullet).
He is also reportedly attending yoga classes at the hotel during his stay. Gayle, who left for the holiday a few days after his last match against Sun Risers Hyderabad (in which Punjab lost by 13 runs), is set to return on Wednesday to take on the struggling Mumbai Indians.
Gayle, who used to play for Royal Challengers Bangalore during the last season of the IPL, was picked up by Punjab for his base price of Rs 2 crore this season. He has been living up to his reputation of the the 'best limited overs batsman'. This has catapulted Punjab, which was in the 5th place last year, to the 3rd place this IPL season.