Gayle drops in at hospital to meet injured girl Tia

Bangalore: Star batsman Chris Gayle today showed his softer side when he dropped in at a city hospital to meet the little girl Tia Bhatia, who was injured after one Jamaican opener`s sixes hit her while watching the match from Chinnaswamy Stadium stands.

The Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman along with team owner Sidhartha Mallya met the 11-year-old Tia undergoing treatment for nasal bone fracture at a private hospital.

A butcher of bowlers, one saw the `Gentle Giant` really touched about his short conversation with the kid where she told him not to be sad and keep hitting them in the stands.

"It was a touching moment ... I pray for her speedy recovery," Gayle said.

Nisha, an eyewitness to the incident, said: "It was an accident. Once my friends saw her nose bleeding profusely and they rushed her to the hospital immediately."

The doctors at the Mallya Hospital informed that Tia is well and truly on her way to recovery.

"Tia has come out of the surgery beautifully. She is absolutely alright," Mallya Hospital Medical Superintendent Dr Kanchan Sanyal said.