Chahal trolls KL Rahul and Gayle over Punjab Kings jersey
Royal Challengers Bangalore started their campaign with a bang as they defeated Mumbai Indians by 2 wickets at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Meanwhile, RCB’s premier leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal took to Twitter to troll KL Rahul and Chris Gayle.
The reason behind Chahal trolling these two cricketers is because of their brand new jersey. Ahead of the new season, Kings XI Punjab changed their name to Punjab Kings. After changing their name, the franchise also decided to make some changes in their outfit as well.
Their brand new outfit looks quite similar to RCB’s old kit. So, Chahal decided to have some fun by trolling Rahul and Gayle. In fact, Chahal has played with these two players at RCB in the past.
Gayle and Rahul represented RCB in the past but were released by the franchise. Now, they are representing Punjab Kings in the Indian Premier League. Rahul is the captain of the team.
“Welcome to @RCBTweets boys @henrygayle @klrahul11” Chahal tweeted while taking a friendly dig at these two players.
— Yuzvendra Chahal (@yuzi_chahal) April 12, 2021
KL Rahul top-scored for his team with 91 off 50 balls. While speaking to the broadcaster in the post-match presentation, the skipper lavished praise on Deepak Hooda for his productive 64 off 28 balls.
“Deepak Hooda’s innings was amazing. That’s the kind of batting we want to see as a team. We want to bat fearlessly and takedown bowlers.
We have a lot of power in our line-up, but we’ve been tentatively slightly. Important for us to bat fearlessly; great to see boys trying to understand what we expect. And that they are feeling comfortable doing that role. Gayle and Hooda were both good that way,” said KL Rahul.
The skipper went on to praise Arshdeep for bowling the last over quite well. When Sanju Samson and Chris Morris were at the crease, the youngster held his nerves and got the job done.
“I had gone to Arshdeep for crucial overs last year too. He doesn’t mind bowling the pressure overs; he seems to enjoy it. He loves being in the contest. Love throwing him the ball. He’s pretty clear with what he wants to do. He trusts his skills, and that’s good to see.”