Chirs Gayle was on fire last night, as the legendary Jamaican scores his sixth IPL century and 21st overall T20 century to light up Mohali.
After being picked as a last resort in the auction, Gayle showed everyone why he is one of the greatest batsmen of his generation, as T20 cricket’s original superstar played a breath taking innings.
Gayle’s onslaught on Rashid Khan was particularly impressive, as the brilliant youngster did not know what hit him. After the match, Gale thanked KXIP and Virender Sehwag in particular for picking him in the auction.
“I’m always determined. I always give it my all for whatever franchise I represent. I’m a 100 percent. Like I said, it’s a new franchise. A lot of people might say that Chris has a lot to prove – he didn’t get selected or wasn’t picked early in the auction. I think Virender Sehwag has saved IPL by picking me.
“This is a brilliant start. Viru said in an interview that if Chris Gayle can win us two games, we have got our money’s worth. I’d like to have another word with Viru and see what happens from thereon. Overall, happy with the win and now (time to) move on to Kolkata.
“It all depends on the mood and conditions are also tricky as well. Playing so many years in India, I know what the conditions are like. I am glad to get a hundred today. This is the final home game in Mohali, and I’m going to miss this wicket. I’m not really here to prove it to anyone.
“I’ve done it all before. Been there, done that. Just here to put some respect on the name. Tomorrow’s my daughter’s birthday, so going to spend some time with her and enjoy this win. DON’T FORGET THE NAME.”
Sehwag also replied with a tweet after the match,
I saved the IPL by picking – @henrygayle 🤣🤣.
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) April 19, 2018
Gayle also responded to Sehwag on Twitter,
— Chris Gayle (@henrygayle) April 19, 2018