Chris Gayle scored his 29th IPL fifty and his first in this season in the very first match of this season for him. He scored 53 to help Kings XI Punjab notch up their second win in this IPL campaign. In the process, he added a 93-run stand for the second wicket with skipper KL Rahul who was unbeaten on 61 to take his team through to a win.
He hit five sixes in the process as he enjoyed his comeback into IPL cricket. Before playing his first game for Punjab, he spoke about how happy is he to return back to playing this game. He further said his fans around the world would be so happy to see him back.
In an exclusive video for Kings XI Punjab, the Universe Boss announced his return date. He further said that the wait is over for his fans to see him make a comeback to the game, to which he has given so much.
“To all the fans out there, the wait is over. The Universe Boss is back. I know you all have been waiting for such a long time, the wait is over. Unless something drastic happens to the Universe Boss again, which I hope not,” Chis Gayle said in the video.
Chris Gayle further said that a turnaround is possible and asked his teammates to have belief in themselves. Kings XI can win all seven games, said the Universe Boss. Currently, they toil at the end of the points table with only one win from seven games.
“You know, it is still possible. I know we are at the bottom of the points table but it is still possible. Seven games to go, we believe we can win all seven. I urge each and every one of the guys to still have the self-belief. The only way we can go is up. It is only up from here. So we gonna do it, we can do it,” Gayle said.
Twitter Responds to Chris Gayle Scoring 53 vs RCB
Loved this celebration from the #UniverseBoss ! No denying what he is saying. A 50 in his first innings in 9 months. #Gayle owns the #IPL #IPL2020 #Dream11IPL #RCBvKXIP #RCB #KXIP #PlayBold #WeAreChallengers #SaddaPunjab pic.twitter.com/3gi4ZTBRXw
— Isolated Tag ➐ (@SithTurnedJedi) October 15, 2020
The Bradman of T20
— Peter Miller (@TheCricketGeek) October 15, 2020
— Vinay Kumar R (@Vinay_Kumar_R) October 15, 2020
If the universe boss @henrygayle middles the ball it will land in abu dabhi from Sharjah 😂! @klrahul11 and @mayankcricket great start to the chase ! Hopefully these guys should finish the game ! Surprised to see @ABdeVilliers17 coming to bat so late ! #RCBvKXIP #IPL2020
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) October 15, 2020
Chris Gayle has been the greatest T20 player. No doubt about that. The question was whether he still is. I don't know that but he is still value.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) October 15, 2020