Look’s like Chris Gayle is warming up nicely to his move to King XI Punjab!
The Universal Boss, Chris Gayle was on his way to being unsold, before KXIP swooped in and roped in the legendary West Indian during the last hour of the IPL auction last week.
At a base price of Rs 2 crores, Gayle was hoping to get one last big payday in the IPL. But his lack of consistency coupled with his increasing frequency of injuries made him a risky buy, as franchises preferred to ignore the great man.
Fortunately for Gayle, KXIP bought him just when everyone thought that they would not see the great Jamaican again in the IPL. It was not an easy decision for Kings XI though, as they knew that it was a big risk to buy Gayle.
But after much deliberation, they decided to give Gayle a chance to prove himself again, as they added him to the power packed KXIP side.
Gayle recently uploaded a video on Instagram win which he was joking around with KKR star, Andre Russell.
Gayle was pulling Russell’s leg and told him that he cannot play him. The Universal Boss then dismissed Russell during net practice and was thrilled to do so.
He then capped it off by celebrating in true Punjabi style and signed off with a “Buruuhhhaaa”!
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE :
While there is no doubt that Gayle is at the fag end of his magnificent career, the big man can still win you a couple of matches in course of the tournament. Also his immense experience could aide the youngsters, as Gayle would be a great addition to have in the dressing room.
Let’s see if the ‘Gayle Storm’ hits the IPL this season!