new Delhi. Kings XI Punjab defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore unilaterally by 97 runs on Thursday. Captain KL Rahul, the biggest hero of the match, who scored his second century in IPL and played a stormy innings of 132 runs. KL Rahul’s team won this match but many fans were surprised as to why Punjab team is not giving T20 great batsman Chris Gayle a chance in the playing eleven? Now Captain KL Rahul has made a big deal on Chris Gayle’s case.
‘Tough decision to make Chris Gayle sit on the bench’
On not giving Chris Gayle a chance, KL Rahul said that he is a match-winning player and yet it is a difficult decision to keep him out of the playing XI. Also KL Rahul said that Chris Gayle is constantly working on his fitness and soon he will play a big role in the tournament. KL Rahul said in a special conversation with Inside Sports, “Chris Gayle is the biggest match winner in T20 cricket and it is a tough decision for us to keep players like him out.” After the lockdown, as Gayle has made a comeback and seeing the way he is batting as well as the way his fitness is increasing, he will get a chance in the tournament. ‘
Chris Gayle’s IPL record
Chris Gayle has an outstanding record in the IPL. The batsman has hit 4484 runs in 124 innings at an average of 41.14. A total of 6 centuries have come off Gayle’s bat and he has hit 326 sixes in this tournament. Despite such a good performance, Gayle is likely to sit out looking at his fitness. Gayle is 41 years old and she is not as fast on the field. In such a situation, he is expected to get a chance in only a few matches.