A master like Chris Gayle seldom fails to captivate the millions who keep at least an eye to him whenever he touches the crease in any corner of the earth. For some mysterious reason, the marquee listed Jamaican giant could not pick the attention of any franchises in the first segment of auction and later called and enlisted by Kings XI Punjab in the ultimate day.
The 36 year old, like in many occasions before, has rushed to prove that he is ‘not over’ at all, can execute any line up with the bat till to date.
In the sixteenth match of the eleventh edition of the Indian Premier League, Sunrisers Hyderabad unluckily at the receiving end of yet another supreme Gayle show, beguiled the home crowd of Kings XI Punjab at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali.
Kings XI Punjab won the toss and opted to bat first with Lokesh Rahul and Chris Gayle to open the innings. While Rahul contributed only 18 runs in the first wicket partnership of 53, Gayle was becoming increasingly merciless towards the opposition.
He charged on an on with superlative quality of rivalry, predominantly more against Rashid Khan, the fourteenth over bowled by the Afghan spinner was ridiculed by Gayle with four successive sixes starting from the second delivery of the thirteenth over.
Miserly hitting a single four in the innings in contrast of 11 sixes all together, Christopher Henry Gayle reached into his sixth IPL hundred in the second ball of the nineteenth over unleashing the ‘Baby in the arms’ celebration once again.
He was unbeaten at 104 off 63 ball at the end of the 20th over of Kings XI Punjab.