You would soon see swashbuckling West Indian cricketer Chris Gayle endorsing Adda52.com, India’s largest online poker website. The ace southpaw will be a strategic part of the veteran poker company’s promotional campaigns and would also promote Delta Corp’s new fantasy sports platform (named LeagueAdda). He is the next big shot in Adda52.com’s star-studded lineup after Bollywood actress Minissha Lamba.
Gayle is nicknamed ‘Gaylestorm’ and ‘Universe Boss’ for his several rapid-fire innings in limited overs cricket. He is the first batsman in the history of the ICC Cricket World Cup to score a double century and is the only player in world cricket to hit a triple hundred in Tests, a double hundred in ODIs and a hundred in Twenty20 Internationals. His fascination for dominating bowlers with his power hitting has made him a hot cake in the Indian Premier League. He has played for three times ever since the league was incepted in 2008 and he was last seen donning the Kings XI Punjab jersey in this year’s edition.
What’s in Gayle’s mind?
An obviously ecstatic Gayle told the reporters, “I love playing poker and I’m really glad to be associated with Adda52. It’s amazing to see the growing passion for the game in India and I would love to be a part of this journey.” Adda52’s co-founder, Mohit Agarwal, shared similar opinions as he remarked, “We are excited to have Chris as our brand ambassador as this will go a long way in improving the awareness of the game in the country. This will also help the audience relate more with poker as a skill-based yet fun game at the same time. We are the poker pioneers in India and look forward to many more users on Adda52’s award-winning platform.”
Adda52’s Poker Pro player and India’s only female WSOP bracelet winner, Nikita Luther told, “Many people in the country are quite passionate about poker. Gayle’s association with Adda52 will improve the awareness about the game and I am very excited about it”.
Chris Gayle seconds the presence of ace Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne in the world of poker. The Caribbean batsman has entertained regular attendance at the high stakes cash games at Deltin Royale. He has also played at an INR 2 Lakhs Buy-in event at the Super High Roller Deltin Poker Tournament Colossus. This event was held at Deltin Royale Casino in Goa in April this year.
After making Gayle its brand ambassador, Adda52 also made a top move by announcing the ‘Gayle Storm’ Tournament on its website. This tournament kicks-off at 5 pm on 5th August and features a Guaranteed prize pool of INR 50 LACS within Buy-ins placed at INR 2,500.