Former India batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar questioned Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)’s determination to bench Chris Gayle in earlier video games after the Jamaican led KXIP to a win over Royal Challengers Bangalore with a half-century of their Indian Premier League encounter on Thursday.
Enjoying his first match of this season after having missed the sooner seven video games, Gayle hit 5 sixes within the 45-ball 53-run innings.
“Good to see @henrygayle again and scoring an exquisite 53. Surprise what @lionsdenkxip have been considering by leaving him out all this whereas,” tweeted Tendulkar.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) October 15, 2020
As if to stress that, Gayle pointed to the sticker on the bat which had ‘The Boss’ written on it. The one drawback with it was that it was the wrong way up when Gayle pointed it to the digital camera.
When commentator and former India batsman Sunil Gavaskar talked about this to him through the post-match chat, an embarrassed Gayle requested, “It was?!!!”
He then mentioned, “You bought the image, proper? All I used to be saying is simply put some respect on the identify. That is all.”
Gayle has hit essentially the most variety of sixes not simply in IPL, however in all of T20 cricket. He has hit 983 sixes in his T20 profession, 298 greater than his nearest rival and fellow West Indian Kieron Pollard who has 685 sixes in opposition to his identify.
In IPL too, he leads the charts of six-hitters with 331. AB de Villiers is subsequent with 225.
Gayle can also be No. eight in IPL’s all-time run-getters’ checklist with 4537 runs. Nobody in KXIP camp has these many runs.