New Delhi – Veteran West Indies batsman Chris Gayle, who struggled to seek out an Indian Premier League staff, smashed the primary century of this season on Thursday to turn out his price to Kings XI Punjab.
His impressive unbeaten 104 – with 11 sixes and one 4 sprayed across the floor off 63 balls – helped the unfancied Punjab inflict the primary defeat of the 2018 IPL on Sunrisers Hyderabad.
“Numerous other people idea I am too outdated. After this innings, I’ve not anything to turn out,” the 38-year-old Gayle stated after the 15-run win overdue Thursday.
Gayle was once handiest decided on within the 3rd spherical of bidding for avid gamers via IPL groups for the 2018 season. Punjab signed him for simply the $314,000 reserve value within the January public sale.
He has made handiest two appearances thus far however performed a large innings each and every time. The opener blasted 63 off 33 balls in his aspect’s win over Chennai Tremendous Kings at the weekend.
“I am all the time decided, anyplace I am going on this planet and whichever franchise I constitute,” the harmful left-hander stated.
Kings XI guide Virender Sehwag was once instrumental within the staff’s overdue bid for Gayle on the public sale and he can now be expecting talks with the batsman.
“Sehwag stated in an interview: ‘If Chris wins you two video games, we now have our cash’s price’. I wish to have a talk with him about that!” Gayle commented.
It was once Gayle’s 6th IPL hundred and 21st within the 20-over structure. Hyderabad had received their earlier 3 video games prior to the fit. Punjab made 193 for 3 after which limited Kane Williamson’s Sunrisers to 178 for 4.
The IPL is now in its 11th season with 60 suits over 51 days. There are 8 million bucks in prizes at stake – together with 4 million for the successful staff. The general takes position on Might 27 in Mumbai.