New Delhi. Chris Gayle is another name for explosive batting. Be it Test cricket or ODI cricket, T20 International match or league like IPL… The style of this West Indies batsman remains the same. Whenever Gayle’s steps stood on the crease, the scene was of slaughter. But do you know that Chris Gayle needed the help of another batsman for the first century of IPL. He was helped by India’s star batsman, who later became the captain of Team India.
Chris Gayle of West Indies scored his first century in IPL in 2011. Gayle used to play for Royal Challengers Bangalore in those days. He scored this century against Kolkata Knight Riders while playing for RCB. Kolkata Knight Riders i.e. KKR had given a target of 172 runs to win Bangalore in this match. In response, RCB scored 170 runs for 1 wicket in just 17.1 overs. Virat Kohli was at the strike end. If he had scored 2 more runs, the match would have ended and Chris Gayle would have remained unbeaten on 98 runs. Virat did not do this. He defended the next six balls of Iqbal Abdullah and did not score a single run. There was also a wide in these six balls.
Here the video 👍pic.twitter.com/nclkxLLzuJ
— SHANKAR (@TheShankar18) March 28, 2023
Tags: chris gayle, IPL 2023, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Virat Kohli
FIRST PUBLISHED : March 28, 2023, 14:52 IST