West Indian swashbuckling batsman Chris Gayle has been continuously dominating the headlines since returning to his form with the willow in the ongoing 11th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018.
The 38-year-old, who was released by the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for the IPL 2018 auction and went unsold in the first two rounds of the auction; found a buyer at the last moment of the auction, and it was Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), who showed trust on him and brought at his base price Rs 2 crore.
Even, Gayle also justified KXIP’s decision to pick him by hitting two consecutive match-winning knocks for the franchise since turning up for the lions in the T20 tournament.
The left-hander has begun his IPL 2018 campaign with KXIP against the Chennai Super Kings (CSK), against whom Gayle slammed 63 runs 30 oddballs, leading KXIP to win. Now, the Jamaican has once again played a match-winning knock of 104* off 63 balls, hitting 11 sixes and just one boundary to help KXIP to broke the winning streak of Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by 15-runs in Mohali on 19 April.
Since hitting a ton against the SRH, Gayle is all over the social media, everyone from fans to sportspersons are going gaga over him, and his fellow West Indian Dwayne Bravo, who is representing CSK in the IPL 2018, also lauded the batsman on the social media.
On Thursday (19 April), Bravo went on social media to congratulate Gayle, and even the all-rounder posted a short video clip of the match on his official Twitter handle.
Bravo has recorded Gayle’s unique celebration style of holding his bat like a child after hitting his 6th IPL hundred –the same style that he did against the CSK after hitting this season’s his first half-century.
In the short video clip, Yuvraj Singh and KXIP co-owner Preity Zinta were also seen celebrating Gayle’s century against the SRH. But, Bravo is quite impressed with Yuvraj’s unique ‘celebration dance’.
Bravo’s post reads, “Yes my brotherrrrrr!!!! You ah bat out the world!! Remember I said it first @chrisgayle333 ah bat out the world!!!???????????????? #rundworld #universeboss ah #rundworld congratulations to the #universeboss on another ????. Check out the celebration dance with @yuvisofficial.”
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