Watch: Rihanna meets Chris Gayle, Carlos Brathwaite after Sri Lanka vs West Indies game

first_imgSuperstar singer Rihanna was at Chester-le-Street cricket stadium on Monday to cheer for the West Indies but unfortunately the two-time champions couldn’t pull off a victory against Sri Lanka and crashed to their sixth loss of the World Cup 2019.Rihanna was seen clicking pictures, waving the West Indies flag and applauding the players throughout the game and even met with the players afterwards in their dressing room.Rihanna and West Indies all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite went to the same school in Barbados. She was a classmate of Carlos’s brother Kraigg Brathwaite, who has fallen out of favour from the Windies cricket team.When @rihanna met the Universe Boss #CWC19 | #MenInMaroon World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 1, 2019West Indies captain Jason Holder, also from Rihanna’s homeland of Barbados, said her appearance in Riverside stadium was a pleasant surprise.”It was great to see her here. I just want to personally thank her for coming out. It’s not easy for a celebrity to come down to Durham to watch the West Indies play but I’m sure the boys felt her presence in the stands. And she came down to the dressing room as well and met quite a few of the players, and that was also refreshing,” Holder said.Yas Queen! This is what you came for @Rihanna! #MenInMaroon | #CWC19 (@ICC) July 1, 2019Left-arm off-spinner Fabian Allen said he was more confident with the superstar singer in support, and was especially disappointed the team couldn’t deliver a win.advertisement”She’s gorgeous. Rihanna is always my favorite. It was good to meet her,” Allen said.Avishka Fernando scored 104 from 103 balls to guide Sri Lanka to 338-6, its highest total of the tournament, and Lasith Malinga took two early wickets to have West Indies reeling at 22-2 in the fifth over of the chase. The veteran paceman’s late wicket all but finished it off and moved him into the top three of most prolific World Cup bowlers.West Indies made a chase of it, even after they were reduced to 84 for 4 in the 18th over, but ran out of time in the end as Nicholas Pooran’s valiant 118 off 103 balls saw the team reaching 315 for 9 in 50 overs, short of the target by 23 runs.last_img

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