West Indies batsman Chris Gayle accomplished his six-day quarantine and joined the remainder of his Kings XI Punjab teammates for a coaching session on Saturday. All eyes shall be on Gayle, one in every of IPL’s largest points of interest, to mild up this season as he appears ahead to working with the group.
With a brand new head coach in Anil Kumble and a brand new captain in KL Rahul, Gayle stated he felt like going again to highschool, the place a ‘new headmaster is in cost,’ whereas assuring his full backing in the direction of Rahul, who shall be main KXIP in IPL 2020 beginning September 19 within the UAE.
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“Again at school, some new college students right here as nicely and it was good to be round them. Some new lecturers right here as nicely, we have now new headmaster (head coach) in Anil Kumble. So, Universe Boss is again at school. Seeking to rally round with new head boy, KL Rahul,” Gayle stated in a video posted on the official YouTube channel of Kings XI Punjab.
After scoring 368 runs from 11 matches in 2018, his first yr with the franchise, Gayle bettered it final yr. The large-hitting batsman scored 490 runs from 13 matches final season at a mean of 40.83 with 4 half-centuries. Sixth within the listing of main IPL run-getters, KXIP shall be closely counting on Gayle to go all weapons blazing whereas opening the innings with skipper Rahul.
Gayle hasn’t performed any type of aggressive cricket since January, and with this yr’s match being the longest within the historical past of IPL, the Jamaican is trying ahead to spending time with the brand new and outdated bunch of men.
“That is going to go on for 84 days, so that is our family and our residence now. We simply need to attempt to rise up and operating as shortly as potential and luxuriate in one another’s firm,” he stated.