Former India batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar wondered Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)’s choice to bench Chris Gayle in previous video games after the Jamaican led KXIP to a win over Royal Challengers Bangalore with a half-century of their Indian Premier League come upon on Thursday.
Taking part in his first tournament of this season after having ignored the sooner seven video games, Gayle hit 5 sixes within the 45-ball 53-run innings.
“Excellent to look @henrygayle again and scoring an attractive 53. Marvel what @lionsdenkxip had been considering via leaving him out all this whilst,” tweeted Tendulkar.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) October 15, 2020
As though to emphasize that, Gayle pointed to the sticky label at the bat which had ‘The Boss’ written on it. The one downside with it was once that it was once the wrong way up when Gayle pointed it to the digicam.
When commentator and previous India batsman Sunil Gavaskar discussed this to him right through the post-match chat, an embarrassed Gayle requested, “It was once?!!!”
He then mentioned, “You were given the image, proper? All I used to be announcing is solely put some recognize at the identify. That is all.”
Gayle has hit essentially the most collection of sixes now 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 could also be No. eight in IPL’s all-time run-getters’ record with 4537 runs. No person in KXIP camp has those many runs.