Kevin Pietersen and Chris Gayle are widely regarded as two of the biggest hitters in cricket, and the pair have gone head-to-head in a special challenge to promote the Caribbean Premier League.
Gayle, who plays his international cricket for the West Indies but has recently enjoyed a short stint at Somerset, took on Surrey batsman KP in an attempt to hit a drone out of the sky.
Firing balls from a machine high into the air, the winner of the ‘Drone Down’ challenge was the first man to smash the drone to the ground – not an easy task for the mere mortal.
Pietersen and Gayle, though, are exceptionally talented cricketers and, although it took a few tries to find the target, the drone eventually hit the ground.
At the start of the challenge, Pietersen expressed some concerns, admitting: ‘It’s a very small target. Accuracy and skill might be part of some people’s game, but they’re not part of my game, and they’re certainly not part of this big man’s game.
‘See ball, hit ball, hit it as far as you can.’
There were some competitive words exchanged between the pair during the challenge, with Gayle exclaiming to his opponent, ‘Are you a girl, mate?’
Pietersen, not to be outdone in a war of words, retorted: ‘You’re embarrassing yourself, here.’
Eventually, despite Pietersen coming close with his final shot, it is West Indies hard-hitter Gayle who finds the target.