Kings XI Punjab batsman Chris Gayle is known as ‘The Universe Boss,’ has been fined 10 per cent of his match fee for breaching the Indian Premier League’s (IPL) Code of Conduct during his team’s match against Rajasthan Royals.
Chris Gayle usually is known for his entertaining character, but yesterday he uncharacteristically displayed emotions after being bowled at 99. The big man lost his cool and swung his bat in disappointment, and the bat was flying towards mid-wicket. However, the Jamaican has admitted to the offence and accepted the sanction.
The big hitter Gayle produced an enthralling knock by smashing eight sixes and six fours in his innings, but unfortunately, he couldn’t reach his seventh IPL century.
In the final over of the KXIP innings, while Gayle was on 99, he had to face the England express Jofra Archer. Archer bowled a fiery Yorker and broke the wickets of Gayle. The Universe Boss lost his cool and swung his bat in disappointment and the bat flying towards mid-wicket.
However, the anger did not last long as Archer shook hands with Gayle and congratulate him for his splendid knock. Gayle may have missed out on his century, but he wrote his name into the history books. The Universe Boss Chris Gaye became the first player to smash 1,000 T20 sixes.
The fearless West Indies batsman Chris Gayle is the only player to score more than 13,000 T20 runs in a little over 400 matches. Usually, the opener Gayle came one down and smashed 99 off 63 balls with eight sixes, which took his tally to 1,001 sixes.
Despite Gayle’s splendid knock Rajasthan Royals seal the deal. Ben Stokes’ quickfire fifty, Sanju Samson’s 48, and Steve Smith’s unbeaten 31 helped RR to a seven-wicket victory over KXIP.
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