Chris Gayle, the Kings XI Punjab powerhouse, is in big touch with the ongoing IPL 2020. Since he was re-inducted into the KXIP XI, the team has yet to lose a game. The impact that ‘Universe Boss’ Gayle has had on the opposition can be clearly seen with a dramatic turn in the fortunes of the Kings XI team.
However, there is another thing that is pushing the 41-year-old Jamaican back these days. Rumors and speculation about his retirement. After Kings XI won by 8 wickets against KKR on Monday (October 26), Gayle finally spoke his mind about his ‘retirement’.
In an interview with fellow Kings XI batsman Mandeep Singh, Gayle said, “Cancel retirement” and “will not retire at any time.” The West Indian responded to Singh’s suggestion that he should never retire. The conversation was released from the official IPL Twitter page.
– Indian Premier League (@IPL) October 27, 2020
In the same conversation, Mandeep Singh also called Gayle “probably the greatest T20 player”.
Gayle (51 off 29 balls; 4×2, 6×5) and Singh (66 off 56 balls; 4×8, 6×2) put on a fantastic bet of 100 runs for the second wicket.
Massive Gayle was crowned ‘Man of the Match’ for his pace. Earlier, Kings XI controlled KKR to 149/9.
Kings XI, who previously sat at the bottom of the points table, have won five games in a row. Gayle was not included in their opening seven games, but in the five games they have played since he was re-drafted, Kings XI started a dramatic fight and now look like a winning team.
Gayle has scored 177 runs in his five games at an average of 35.40 and a strike rate of 138.28. He has scored two fifties