Rediff – ‘It is amazing news for our team and bad news for the other teams that Chris Gayle is hitting the ball well’

Kings XI Punjab opener Lokesh Rahul has shot a warning to rival teams in the Indian Premier League: beware of Chris Gayle as he is back to his brutal best.

Summary

  • ‘It is amazing news for our team and bad news for the other teams that Chris Gayle is hitting the ball well’Kings XI Punjab opener Lokesh Rahul has shot a warning to rival teams in the Indian Premier League: beware of Chris Gayle as he is back to his brutal best.
  • Gayle, playing his first game of the season, smashed his second fastest IPL fifty, off 22 balls, to lay the foundation for KXIP’s thrilling four-run win over Chennai Super Kings on Sunday.
  • “It is amazing news for our team and bad news for the other teams that Chris Gayle is hitting the ball well.
  • Asked about the plans against Sunrisers, Rahul said, “every team in the IPL is good, we are going to stick to our plans, we will stick to our strengths, we will see where we can better Sunrisers Hyderabad.
  • About batting first and setting the target for the opposition, he said “if you are batting first as an opener you give yourselves a couple of overs see what’s the wicket behaving and then try to assess what  a good score on that wicket would be and then you plan accordingly.


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