Chris Gayle, taking part in his first march of IPL 2020, scored an important 53 runs as Kings XI Punjab beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by eight wickets. After reaching to his fifty, the West Indian celebrated it in a singular fashion, pointing to a sticker on his bat which learn ‘The Boss’. Within the post-match interview, the explosive batsman revealed what he meant by that gesture and what message he needed to go on. “All I needed to say was put some respect on the identify,” Gayle stated. Nonetheless, he and the commentators shared amusing when he was advised he had held the sticker the wrong way up.
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In the meantime, Indian head coach Ravi Shastri in an unique interview to NDTV, described Gayle as “one of many nice characters of the sport” who will go down as one of many greatest entertainers to have performed the game.
“He is without doubt one of the nice characters of the sport. He lights up the match. He can be remembered as one of many best entertainers to have performed the sport,” Shastri advised NDTV.
Gayle, some of the harmful openers in world cricket, got here in to bat at quantity three for the Kings XI Punjab on Thursday and stitched a strong partnership with skipper KL Rahul. The duo stitched a 93-run stand for the second wicket to place their facet within the driver’s seat.
KXIP, who’ve misplaced a number of matches from a place of energy, virtually let the sport slip away as soon as once more however Nicholas Pooran smashed a six on the ultimate ball to seal the victory for his facet.
Speaking about KL Rahul’s efficiency within the ongoing version, Shastri stated that he’s mighty impressed with the way in which he has carried out each as a pacesetter and extra in order a batsman.
“He has finished brilliantly. With a little bit little bit of luck, they may have received 5. Final night time they need to have received simply nevertheless it went all the way down to wire,” Shastri advised NDTV.
Within the interview, Shastri additionally shared his ideas on who he thinks are the best-groomed athletes throughout sports activities, selecting Indian skipper Virat Kohli and Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo as his two decisions.
Regardless of beating the third-placed facet second time this season, Kings XI Punjab are rock-bottom within the factors desk with simply 4 factors from eight matches. KL Rahul and Co. must win all their remaining video games to face an opportunity to make it to the play-offs. They’ll subsequent face defending champions Mumbai Indians at Dubai Worldwide Cricket Stadium on October 18.
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