Chris Gayle trolls West Indies teammate Andre Russell, who is with Kolkata Knight Riders, after getting the better of him at the nets.
(KXIP) side in the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction of 2018 has created a lot of sensation and taken the internet by storm. While at one point it seemed like the swashbuckling left-hander would go unsold in the auctions, a late bid by the Punjab franchise meant IPL would not be missing its favourite hitter. Gayle is also more than happy to join his new franchise and showed his love for the new side by posting by donning a Sikh Turban and later in a video showing off a few perky Punjabi dance steps. This was after he dismissed fellow West Indian, Andre Russel in the nets.
“This Knight Rider player can’t beat a Punjabi man,” said Gayle after engaging in a fun-filled banter with Russell.
In the post uploaded on a social media website, the two West Indians can be seen engaging in a fun-filled banter as Russell says that he will hit Gayle for a six and then perform a Punjabi ‘bhangra’ dance. Ironically, Russell was dismissed caught and bowled as Gayle erupted in a huge laugh and then celebrated by patting his thigh in a typical Punjabi fashion. “This Knight Rider player can’t be a Punjabi man,” said Gayle while taking a dig at Russell.
Gayle made his IPL debut for Kolkata Knight Riders against Delhi Daredevils at the Feroz Shah Kotla in May 2008 in a match that was abandoned without a ball being bowled.
The West Indian has numerous records to his name in the IPL.
He has the fastest Twenty20 century to his name, off just 30 balls. Playing for RCB, the Jamaican smashed the fastest century against Pune Warriors in 2013.
He also holds the record for most sixes in the tournament – 265. The second best in the list is Suresh Raina, who has 173 sixes to his name.