‘The Universal Boss’ marked his first appearance in IPL 2018 in some style, as Chris Gayle reached a fifty in just 22 balls against CSK tonight.
The legendary West Indian was in the mood tonight, as Gayle smashed sixes at will in front of his new crowd.
Gayle was selected at the very last minute by Kings XI Punjab in the auction, as most people were doubtful about his ability to play consistently at a high level.
But Gayle proved his critics wrong, as Preity Zinta saw her new superstar shine in Mohali tonight. Here are the best Twitter reactions from Gayle’s return.
Chris Gayle – 50 in 22 balls today – his second fastest in IPL.
His only faster 50 was off 17 balls v PWI when he scored 175. #KXIPvCSK
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) April 15, 2018
— Haarsh Dhillon (@ImHarsh_Y) April 15, 2018
— R P Singh (@rpsingh) April 15, 2018
RCB fans watching KL Rahul and Chris Gayle batting. pic.twitter.com/imUjFrzRum
— Aman | King XI Punjab 🦁🏏 (@amuyuvi) April 15, 2018
Chris Gayle's contribution was 55% in RCB's total wins (In all seasons)..
I.e. they won 55% matches because of Gayle only..
& they didn't retain him for this season.. Except the last season, he performed well in every season..
He was their main matchwinner..
Bad decision by RCB
— Rohan K (@RoflMarathi_) April 15, 2018
— Mask ishan (@Mr_LoLwa) April 15, 2018
— PhD in Bakchodi (@Atheist_Krishna) April 15, 2018
Shane Watson bowling Chris Gayle. Last year, it would have been in the RCB nets. This year, it's CSK against KXIP. #IPL2018
— Saurabh Somani (@saurabh_42) April 15, 2018
Mohali me jaldi aa gayi Diwali.
Gayle letting the people sitting at the auction know , he is the Universe Boss. Pure entertainment #KXIPvCSK
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) April 15, 2018
UNIVERSE BOSS ………. #IPL
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) April 15, 2018