In the given day for Caribbean batting maestro Chris Gayle, Rangpur Riders eliminated Khulna Titans in the fifth edition of the Bangladesh Premier League. The Jamaican giant struck his 19th T20 century to overpower the opposition in style. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ গেইলের ফাইনালে খেলা নিশ্চিত করেছেন মাশরাফি]
Those who waited for another Gayle storm on Sunday in the second qualifier against Comilla Victorians, the stepping over the ball brought sheer misfortune for the most dangerous T20 batsman on earth. Some preliminary treatment brought him back into the action but Gayle startled in every step he set in the ground later on.
After elevating the team to the final, skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza conveyed pleasing news for the Rangpur Riders’ fans that Chris Gayle is freed from any trouble to play in the final of BPL 2017.
“There is slight pain in his foot but overall everything is alright,” Mashrafe said. “He has no trouble in walking and we hope he could play in the final with full fitness.”
Pouring appreciations for big game innings from Gayle and McCullum, the Riders’ skipper said, “How they played in these matches are their natural game. I said earlier that it is hard for them to bat fluently in this condition.”
“They have that tremendous ability of big hitting, can destroy any team in a day. That is why they are called for in these tournaments all over the world,” Mashrafe reckoned.