On Thursday, Chris Gayle performed his first game for Kings XI Punjab within the Indian Premier League 2020. The franchise had seen some splendid performances from openers KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal, and within the bowling division from Mohammed Shami. But regardless of the person brilliance of some players, KXIP weren’t having the ability to convert them into wins.
The franchise, although, broke their dropping streak towards Royal Challengers Bangalore, and it was the return of self-proclaimed ‘Universal Boss’ Chris Gayle who helped the staff in doing so. (IPL 2020 Full Coverage)
Gayle smashed 53 runs in 45 balls and was the match winner for his staff. After reaching his half century, Gayle was seen pointing in direction of ‘The Boss’ signal on his bat. In a dialog with cricketer-turned-commentator Chris Gayle after the match, Gayle was requested in regards to the gesture and he defined the explanations.
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“It was a very sticky surface, very slow, but it was better batting second. Team asked me to do a job at 3 and it wasn’t an issue. Openers been batting well throughout the tournament and we didn’t want to disturb that. Like I said, I was given a job and took it,” Gayle mentioned on why he arrive to bat at no. 3.
“All I was saying, put some respect on the name [by pointing to his bat sticker]. That’s all,” he additional added.
Speaking on his health, Gayle mentioned: I believed it was vital to maintain match, I don’t like being on the bench however I used to be having fun with it and other than the illness I’ve been getting fitter,” he added.
KXIP will subsequent tackle Mumbai Indians on Sunday.