Chris Gayle surprises fans: Chris Gayle has been regarded as one of the finest entertainers on and off the pitch. Be it through his sheer ability of smashing sixes outside of the ground, or through his antics on social media. Quite recently, the ‘Universe Boss’ was seen wearing a turban and called it his ‘Punjabi Daddy’ avatar.
Chris Gayle did upload a picture of his on Instagram, and this is what the caption had to say.
‘Can’t Wait To Shoot Tomorrow… Punjabi Daddy Gonna Be
The specialist opening batsman is a key member of the Punjab Kings side, and he embraced the cultural aspect of his team. Although, the first half of the IPL season hasn’t been as ideal for Gayle or his franchise, a big part of the second half is still likely to be contested later this year. As of now, the Punjab Kings are in at the 6th spot with three wins, five defeats and six points on board.
However, Chris Gayle is still regarded as one of the greats of the IPL keeping in mind his record. The Southpaw has scored 4950 runs from 140 appearances, with a strike rate of 149.4, and an average of 40.2. Gayle has also struck 31 fifties, six fifties, and holds the title for an unbeaten knock of 175*, as the highest score by a batsman in IPL history.
The IPL 2021 was suspended by the BCCI as a result of the rising COVID 19 cases. Players such as Amith Mishra, Axar Patel, Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier were also affected by the virus, which made the governing body make the difficult decision of bringing the star studded league to a halt.
As of now, there are reports that the BCCI are considering rescheduling the remaining fixtures before the ICC T20 World Cup, which takes place in October. England, UAE, Australia and Sri Lanka are some of the venues that are being considered, as postponing the IPL further could lead to huge losses.