A 100-run stand between Chris Gayle and Mandeep Singh sealed Kings XI Punjab’s fifth successive win in this season as they beat KKR by eight wickets in Sharjah. In the process, they replaced KKR at the fourth position in the points table.
Mandeep Singh overcame his personal loss to play a match-winning innings for his team, while Gayle proved everyone that he can still play despite being 40. Overall it was a perfect game for KXIP as they look a team with momentum heading into the IPL 2020 playoffs.
Meanwhile, after the game, Mandeep hailed the Universe Boss as the ‘Greatest T20 Player Ever’. Gayle has scored the most T20 runs and has got the most T20 centuries as well. His stats are enough to prove his legacy in this format of the game.
In a candid chat with Mandeep, Gayle also revealed his retirement plans in the future. The video of the chat was tweeted by IPL’s official Twitter handle.
No Retirement’ Says Chris Gayle to Mandeep Singh
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) October 27, 2020
Chris Gayle has scored 177 runs from five games at an average of 35.40 and a strike-rate touching nearly 140. Kings XI Punjab won five on the bounce after winning just one game from their first seven games.
They have lost none after their two-run defeat against Kolkata Knight Riders in a close encounter. KL Rahul as a skipper has been absolutely phenomenal. With 595 runs from 12 innings, he sits at the top of the run-getters list in this season so far. He has also hit five fifties in the season along with one hundred.
“All five wins, it’s a complete team effort, it’s not one person and one individual. Every game, it’s been a different person putting their hands up. Batting’s looking good, bowling’s looking good, we have fielded really well throughout the tournament.
Happy that everything is coming together and fingers crossed that we can win two more games,” said Rahul after their win against KKR.