Chris Gayle delivered for Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) with an innings against the Rajasthan Royals (RR) that showcased the ‘Universe Boss’ in all his glory. Although Gayle was dismissed for 99 runs, one run short of a 7th Indian Premier League century, Gayle had done the damage for KXIP by taking his side to a good score of 185 runs. The innings also saw Gayle hit his 1000th T20 six, the first player to do so.
RR had won the toss and elected to bowl first. Jofra Archer delivered with a dream start for RR as he dismissed Mandeep Singh for a first-ball duck. However, Chris Gayle along with KL Rahul and later Nicholas Pooran kept hitting the RR bowlers all over the park. His knock included 8 monstrous sixes. Gayle was finally castled by Archer in the last over one run short of a century.
Twitter reacts to ‘Gayle Storm’
Following Gayle’s innings of 99, Twitter lauded the Jamaican for his terrific knock. Here are a few reactions: