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IPL 2020: Chris Gayle Demands “Some Respect On The Name” After Scoring Fifty, Ravi Shastri Calls Him “Great Character”

Chris Gayle, taking part in his first march of IPL 2020, scored a vital 53 runs as Kings XI Punjab beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by eight wickets. After reaching to his fifty, the West Indian celebrated it in a singular model, pointing to a sticker on his bat which learn ‘The Boss’. In the post-match interview, the explosive batsman revealed what he meant by that gesture and what message he wished to cross on. “All I wanted to say was put some respect on the name,” Gayle stated. However, he and the commentators shared amusing when he was informed he had held the sticker the other way up.

Meanwhile, Indian head coach Ravi Shastri in an unique interview to NDTV, described Gayle as “one of the great characters of the game” who will go down as one of many largest entertainers to have performed the game.

“He is one of the great characters of the game. He lights up the tournament. He will be remembered as one of the greatest entertainers to have played the game,” Shastri informed NDTV.

Gayle, probably the most harmful openers in world cricket, got here in to bat at quantity three for the Kings XI Punjab on Thursday and stitched a stable partnership with skipper KL Rahul. The duo stitched a 93-run stand for the second wicket to place their aspect within the driver’s seat.

KXIP, who’ve misplaced a number of matches from a place of power, virtually let the sport slip away as soon as once more however Nicholas Pooran smashed a six on the ultimate ball to seal the victory for his aspect.

Talking about KL Rahul’s efficiency within the ongoing version, Shastri stated that he’s mighty impressed with the way in which he has carried out each as a frontrunner and extra in order a batsman.

“He has done brilliantly. With a little bit of luck, they could have won five. Last night they should have won easily but it went down to wire,” Shastri informed NDTV.


In the interview, Shastri additionally shared his ideas on who he thinks are the best-groomed athletes throughout sports activities, choosing Indian skipper Virat Kohli and Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo as his two decisions.

Despite beating the third-placed aspect second time this season, Kings XI Punjab are rock-bottom within the factors desk with simply 4 factors from eight matches. KL Rahul and Co. have to win all their remaining video games to face an opportunity to make it to the play-offs. They will subsequent face defending champions Mumbai Indians at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on October 18.

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