Gayle is considered to be one of the most devasting batsmen of T20 format. He is the first person to notch up a century in T20s, the person with most T20 centuries and the cricketer with most sixes in this format of the game. In IPL from 101 matches, he has made 3626 runs at an average of 41.20 with a stupendous strike rate of 151.20.
Auction Day 1:
The Jamaican player had a base price of Rs 2 crore but couldn’t garner any interest by any team on the first day, not even his returning team Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Auction Day 2:
On the second day of auctions, right at the time when it appeared that one of the most successful batsman of IPL will not be taking part in the 11th edition kxip table had their paddle up.Pretty zinta raised her paddle to bid for an westindies man.Gayle is all thankful for the Punjab based franchise as he showed his respect to the Punjabi culture.
The hard-hitting batsman was finally bought by KXIP when his name came for third time on the auction table. KXIP bought Gayle at his base price of Rs 2 crore.He says thanks for the royal challenges bangalore that he played so far many years with them.The open statement gayle has made that he will play some good cricket in upcoming IPL season which is going to be held on april 7th.
Shewag about Chris gayle:
Explaining the decision of signing Gayle at the last moment, Sehwag told amarujala.com: “Simply having him (Gayle) in your side means a lot. Being an opening batsman, Gayle can prove to be a danger to any opposition.”